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Guilt: Department Q 4 [Kindle Edition]

Jussi Adler-Olsen
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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Following the international No 1 bestsellers Mercy and Disgrace, Guilt is the fourth heart-stopping Department Q novel from Jussi Adler-Olsen, and a gripping treat for all fans of the Scandinavian crime thriller.



1987. Nete Rosen thought she'd put her traumatic youth behind her. Her caring foster parents and loving husband helped her start again. However, when a man from her past reappears one night, Nete's new life could be shattered.



But she won't be drawn back into that nightmare - she won't be a victim again...



2010. Detective Carl Mørck from Copenhagen's cold case division is looking into the disappearance of Rita Nielsen, an escort agency owner. The investigation reveals that Rita is only one piece of the puzzle.



Because this is not a one-off incident - but part of a disturbing pattern which has been hidden from prying eyes for over twenty years...



'Gripping storytelling' Guardian



'Engrossing' Sunday Express



'As impressive as it is unnerving' Independent



Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. Mercy and Disgrace are the first two in currently four novels in the Department Q series. He holds the prestigious Glass Key Award, given annually for a crime novel by a Scandinavian author, and is also winner of the Golden Laurels, Denmark's highest literary accolade.


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Adler-Olsen is the new "it" boy of Nordic Noir (The Times)

Engrossing (Sunday Express)

This is your methadone if you enjoyed The Killing and found it overwhelmingly addictive (BBC Radio 2 Claudia Winkleman Arts Show)

Grippingly different (The Times)

About the Author

Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. Mercy and Disgrace are the first two in currently four novels in the Department Q series. He holds the prestigious Glass Key Award, given annually for a crime novel by a Scandinavian author, and is also winner of the Golden Laurels, Denmark's highest literary accolade.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1422 KB
  • Print Length: 589 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1405909781
  • Publisher: Penguin (27 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FJNKTGS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,643 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars creepy and most memorable 6 Mar. 2014
By cartoon
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From the brilliant Mercy [ a story that still sends a chill to my memory when I wake in the night ] Olsen has been one of my favourite stand out writers . I sometimes do not get some of the humour re race/ toilet jokes but maybe that is a Danish translation thing . Here I a really creepy story about revenge and supremacy and power . From the first scene when Nete attends a banquet with her husband and bumps into some one from her past that she doesnot want to see , I can feel a scream building in my throat . A marvellous thriller , very visual and with a shocking scene towards the end to keep me awake .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I love this series! I did find this one a bit different than the previous ones thus had a slow start but once I got into the plot it was great reading from then on. The difference here is that it isn't quite the same type of crime story/investigation. The reader knew what was going on as the narrative switched from the real-time events in the past of the crime being committed and the current events of the Carl's Q squad investigation. There's also a third narrative which goes even further back in history to the perpetrator's backstory. It isn't until quite close to the end that the reader is given a twist and a shock and we are finally surprised with something. While I do find the mystery of not knowing the perpetrator more exciting, I can also enjoy this type of presentation as well, as we watch how the police manage to track down the person we know who is hiding. I must say I also found the theme of this book, forced abortions and eugenics, highly thought-provoking. I am pro-life and with both of these issues no less prevalent in today's world than they were in the '50s was very well-pleased with how the subject was handled. The last book concentrated on Rose, giving us insight into her character. Now, this 4th book, concentrates on Hassad. He is such a mysterious character that we aren't exactly given any answers but we are shown more of him and his character allowing our thoughts and speculation to being that much closer to the truth. Originally, this was promoted as a four book series but with the ending of this book, it is obvious a sequel will be continuing the story and I would really hope we have many more yet to come!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the last one 4 May 2014
By Daisy
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After a slow start, 'Guilt' was gripping. For me, 'Mercy' is the best of this excellent series by a country mile and this offering is not in that league but still worth a read.

On the negative side, the shifting time lines and sheer number of characters was confusing and some of the language was stilted and unnatural: 'you must be sick in the noddle'.....'who else have you cavorted with?' But the subject matter - eugenics - was fascinating and the story well-told. The ending was a surprise, too.

3.5 stars from me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next one 23 Jun. 2014
By AJ MAY
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I originally found the department Q books by mistake. I'm really glad I did
I love the way the plot unfolds and the different time zones comes together. The tension always builds as the past and present eventually collide
On the one hand the novels are quite dark but there is always plenty of humour, particularity between Mork. Assad and Rose.
Looking forward to the next one
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing 12 Jun. 2014
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The flashbacks and forwards were at first disconcerting but once you get userd to it, a story is revealed. the usual formulaic detective, a bit cynical, with personal problems etc. but it kept me gripped and wanting to read on despite sometimes being tired. Somewhat of a slightly improbable plot, maybe, or we hope, but with a nice twist at the end
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff 10 May 2014
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Of all the Scandinavian thriller characters, Carl Morck and his odd team of Assad and Rose/Yrsa make for the most entertainingly accessible read. From mercy right through to Guilt, the character development coupled with a well placed thriller make the department q series unputdownable.
I hope the next one doesn't take too long to arrive!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these books 4 April 2014
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I have read this series of books more or less back to back (except for the agonising wait for #4!). If you like a bit of subtle humour with your crime fiction then this is definitely for you. I love all the regular characters in these books but Carl Morck is my hero! The villains are usually detestable, seriously reprehensible people and from the get go you want to see them get their comeuppance. In this book the back story to the crimes gives you an understanding of the killer in terms of how they got to the point of murder, but then the twists and turns in the plot keep you guessing about the final outcome right until the end. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there are more to come, otherwise we will never find out about the nail gun shootings!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Of the moment 22 Jun. 2014
By Lola
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All the emotions you could think of are in this book. Yet again Adler-Olsen has managed to bring all his characters to life not one is filler. I guess these injustices to women have happened everywhere. Morck is a brilliant anti hero a good man with some very amusing flaws.
Please write more!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, twists and turns throughout!
Started reading Dept Q books recently, love the characters and the plot twists, keeps you guessing to the end .
Published 1 day ago by RM
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and disjointed
I found this the most boring story, poor writing style and phrases. I could not follow the story, and it became very boring, did not keep me awake at night. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Linda king
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the characters in this series and this one didn't ...
I love the characters in this series and this one didn't disappoint. The story lines are always gritty and well written with the personal stories running through.
Published 13 days ago by tony joyce
5.0 out of 5 stars carl morck is a brilliant character. am looking forward to reading the...
am really enjoying this series of books. carl morck is a brilliant character. am looking forward to reading the whole series.
Published 1 month ago by Rosie
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this author
Bring these on !!!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I love this author it makes really interesting characters and great situations
Published 1 month ago by Monix
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read...
This series of books gets better and better!
Published 1 month ago by John Rush
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very absorbing and a thoroughly good read from start to finish.
Published 1 month ago by William Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really like this author, very good
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not The Best Dep Q
Another very good outing for the Danish Department Q. Once more a complex time span to allow the cold case team to investigate the case as well as the reader to relive the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by PGH
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