The Absent One

The Absent One

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012 | Unabridged
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In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen's coldest cases. The result wasn't what Mørck--or readers--expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen's shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he's naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects--part of a group of privileged boarding-school students--confessed and was convicted.

But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren't the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried . . . as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head.

Every bit as pulse-pounding as the book that launched the series, The Absent One delivers further proof that Jussi Adler-Olsen is one of the world's premier thriller writers.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781101979419
Characteristics: 1 online resource (sound file: 14 hr., 12 min.)
Additional Contributors: Pacey, Steven


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Jul 08, 2017

Just as good as "The Keeper" although you can see the outline of what it is all about fairly early. Our hero, Detective Carl Merck, is just as difficult for the rest of the Copenhagen police to deal with as previously. He's difficult for himself too! He plods on through another cold case, he knows the likely suspects as well as the reader but he has trouble starting. Slowly Carl takes a little bit of information from here and another from there, and then it all comes together. A "must" read, but I suggest tackling these books in order; this as #2. "Keeper" as #1.

Nov 07, 2016

DANISH POLICE PROCEDURAL. The second book in the Department Q series

Oct 23, 2012

Very well realized characters. Didn't want to miss a word of this one. It was a bit 'over the top' at times, but worth the time...


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