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Death in Oslo (Johanne Vik Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Anne Holt
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The third instalment in the JOHANNE VIK series, from the reigning queen of Scandinavian crime writing, Anne Holt.

When Helen Barclay becomes the first female US president, the whole world takes notice. And unfortunately for President Barclay, one man takes very particular notice. He knows her darkest secret, buried for over twenty years. And not only does he have the power to destroy everything she's worked for, but he also has the ultimate motive.

Unfortunately for the FBI and the Norwegian police, nobody knows about this when Helen Barclay chooses to visit Norway for her first state visit. But when she goes missing from a locked, heavily secured bedroom, they are forced - unwillingly - to work together to find her. Has she been kidnapped? Murdered? Can the US president really just disappear into thin air...?

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    About the Author

    Anne Holt is one of Europe's most popular and respected authors. She has worked as a lawyer, a Minister of Justice, an assistant district attorney, a TV news anchor and a journalist. She lives in Norway.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1009 KB
    • Print Length: 240 pages
    • Publisher: Corvus (1 July 2011)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0058BS026
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,041 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Anne Holt--Death in Oslo 14 Dec. 2009
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    This is the third of Anne Holt's novels to be
    published in English.Once more it features the Oslo
    detective Adam Stubo and his wife,an FBI trained profiler,
    Johanne Vik.
    In 2005 .Helen Lardahl Bentley becomes the first woman
    president of the USA,four months after her inauguration,on
    an official trip to Oslo,she is kidnapped.The Norwegian police
    and the FBI uneasily join forces to investigate and try to find her.
    The President has a secret in her past,is it this or something else,
    that is behind the disappearance?
    Perhaps not Anne Holt's best ,but nevertheless this is a well-crafted
    enjoyable thriller that relies as much on characterisation as on plot.
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Better than its mundane title suggests 13 Feb. 2010
    "Everyone has a secret life. Even the most powerful woman in the world..."
    "She thought she could get away with it. She was wrong..."
    Here we have another in the current and considerable stable of highly original Scandinavian crime writers, courtesy of the translation skills of Don Bartlett, Bernard Scudder, Marlaine Delargy, Kari Dickson, and the husband and wife team Tiina Nunnally and Steven T. Murray.
    This book is my first experience of Norwegian Anne Holt's writing, apparently her third, lauded by no less than Val McDermid and Peter Gutteridge. The very mundane title, no doubt a simplification of the original Norwegian one (which is not even mentioned on the title page) does it no service and tends to suggest a cosier fireside mystery, which it certainly isn't. Instead this was a roller coaster ride of a story that swept me away.
    Holt weaves her credible and tautly written story from the proposition of a forceful US woman senator succeeding George Bush to the White House - the echoes of Obama's accession will resonate even though this was published in 2006. It is also a classic `locked room' mystery. The new President of the United States, Helen Lardahl Bentley, disappears completely and inexplicably from a locked and super-secure hotel room whilst on an official state visit to her family's `old country' of origin. The Oslo police and the Justice ministries are shocked, highly embarrassed and completely baffled; but squirm with even greater anger and indignation when the FBI and myriad other US authority figures descend on Oslo and bulldoze their way into internal investigations with casual arrogance (one wonders perhaps if this is not too impossible an occurrence?) and with all the tact and diplomacy of a herd of reindeer in a china shop.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars It Fair Races Along 8 Aug. 2015
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    This fair races along and was very fast-paced and interesting although I felt a little bogged down around two-thirds in when it all got quite heavy with the political stuff.
    It was interesting to see Hanne appear too in this story although we've also been handed a massive spoiler as well which made me sigh.........loudly. We're only about to have number 5 in her series released here and therefore it's spoilt that a little which is a shame as up till now I think I've preferred that series.
    I missed hearing about Kristiane and her King of America as much in this one. She didn't feature anywhere near as much as she usually does and neither did Johanne either, really.
    I wondered if this one used the same translator as Punishment as she once again went with English spelling as she did in that but not on the second book. There were some missed hyphens I spotted and again some added where they're not needed. I made mention of lever arch files in a previous book being referred to as arch lever files. This time they're lever arch lever files which made me smile !! Caste was also used instead of cast and mosaic when I think possibly prosaic would have worked.
    It's a shame there's only one more in this particular series which I look forward to but in other ways think it's a pity there are no more to come. Hopefully Johanne and Adam may cross over into the other series from time to time.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars different 24 Aug. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Another great book by this author. Though not my favourite. I prefer to not read about terrorism or links I like a police thriller to be police based & stay there. Though this had twists & turns it was good. Well written & as part of the set I did finish it. I enjoy Holt books immensely & will continue delving!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent place to be 20 April 2015
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    I love these books and this is a good one, great characters that are multi-dimensional. It's not a whodunnit, but a how and why they dunnit. She takes us on a Norwegian sleigh ride of US politics, it was interesting to see how Norwegians might react to a US president. The middle East comes into it and again it is a fresh , if slight perspective on this. I couldn't stop reading it, I liked the people in it and didn't want to leave them.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Clever plot 5 Aug. 2013
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    I have ready the previous books in this series and would not recommend anyone reading this book before the others as it makes a more complete story with the knowledge of the characters. Clever plot line and the usual overlapping story which is a particular attraction the Johanne Vik books.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Norwegian Thriller 6 April 2015
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    This is the first I have read on this series but won't be the last. Anne Holt has created a really sympathetic and interesting protagonist in Johanne Vik, mother of a young girl, who gets involved in the kidnapping of the American President who is visiting Norway.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars U n-put-downable
    Intricate plot, believable characters. Kept me guessing right to the end. My first Kindle book, and I couldn't put it down.
    Published 5 months ago by Karen
    4.0 out of 5 stars Death in Oslo
    Four stars for this book I thought it was just a bit slow at first but then I started to get into it
    Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
    2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing and Fragmented.
    I'm sorry but I just didn't understand what had gone on, what was the overall plot? I finished the book trying to work out what the heck was I'd just read. Read more
    Published 11 months ago by Schrodinger
    5.0 out of 5 stars JV series
    Really well written series, developing nicely and up there with The Stieg Larrssons etc - if you are looking for a new series try this
    Published 15 months ago by Mrs. J. Gietzen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Gripped from beginning to end
    A fantastic read. Intricate enough to keep me engaged all the way through: an ending that was of the same standard as the rest of the book; interesting characters. Read more
    Published 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday read
    Read it on a cruise to Norway. Good read for the price and will look out for more in future
    Published on 18 July 2013 by Romsey Rover
    5.0 out of 5 stars top book so far this year
    Totally captured from start to end a new fan and intend to read all the books. Have recommended this writer to all my friends
    Published on 16 July 2013 by george young
    5.0 out of 5 stars Death in Oslo
    A really good read. Interesting, likeable characters, a good plot with enough twists to keep you entertained. Annie Holt is a talented author.
    Published on 27 Jan. 2013 by Sue Keane
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