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Parting Shot [Kindle Edition]

Roger Ormerod
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When fashion photographer and ex-cop Owen Tanner’s Scandinavian wife Karin vanishes from his apartment, he assumes that she has left him and their marriage is over.

But then his home is ransacked and he begins to wonder if he has jumped to the wrong conclusion.

And when he receives a distressed call from Karin in Sweden, his suspicions are confirmed.

Owen leaves immediately for Scandinavia, determined to find out the truth.

During the crossing, he meets beautiful Finlander Eija Karlsson who seems keen to help him in his quest.

But the couple are not alone.

When Own realises he is being tailed by an old colleague from the force, the Norwegian police and other more sinister figures, he finds himself somehow caught up in the middle of a hunt for international diamond thieves.

As events reach a climax, Owen finds himself falling for Eija, and uncovers a conspiracy behind his wife’s departure that is more terrifying than anything he could have imagined…

Praise for Roger Ormerod:

‘Eclectic, underrated, Ormerod can be relied upon to come up with the startling goods’ - Sunday Times

‘I am glad to announce that the detective novel is still alive and well in Mr Ormerod's skilful hands’ - The Spectator

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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When ex-cop Owen Tanner's wife vanishes, he assumes she has left him. A distressed call from her in Sweden prompts him to leave to find the truth. Finding himself caught up in the hunt for international diamond thieves, Owen uncovers a story about her departure that he could never have imagined.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1364 KB
  • Print Length: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (20 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L66V8YO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #295,653 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful mystery thriller 19 Jan. 2009
By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER
This cleverly written page turner begins with a prologue describing an attempted jewelry robbery which goes fatally wrong.

Then it jumps to the story told in the first person by ex-policeman Owen Tanner, whose beautiful swedish wife Karin has gone missing. At first he worries that she may have left him. Then their house is broken into and searched, but nothing appears to have been stolen. And he gets a call from Karin, on a bad line, which is interrupted before he can establish what's going on - but it sounds like she may have been abducted.

Owen doesn't know for certain where Karin is, but he thinks she may be in Sweden, so he jumps on a ship there to try to find her. On the way he finds a girl who looks sufficiently like his missing wife that he inadvertently addresses her as Karin: she terns out to be an equally gorgeous Finn called Eija Karlsson (pronounced Aiya) who appears surprisingly keen to help Owen find his wife.

Before he knows it, Own gets mixed up with a hunt for international diamond theives and some very strange events indeed.

A well written thriller with good tension, one or two excellently drawn characters, and a good use of humour and irony. Also some nice local detail about scandinavia. Recommended.
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By David
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Promising start, but just went downhill from there. I just found the plot to be ludicrous. I almost gave up halfway through, but ploughed on, hoping for some kind of twist, which never came.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 13 Aug. 2014
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quite a good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 Aug. 2014
By mand
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Great read
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