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Fear Not (Johanne Vik Book 4) Kindle Edition
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and his wife,the criminal profiler,Johanne Vik.It is the the most ambitious
one to date.
Studo is sent to Bergen to investigate the murder of a female Bishop.
Meanwhile in Oslo several other seemingly unrelated murders are being
discovered,and Johanne Vik's autistic daughter appears to be the victim
of a stalker. The police in both Bergen and Oslo are puzzled,and making
slow progress,eventually Johanne Vik seems to see a connection between all
the disparate events.
The plot is complicated ,yet fully engaging ,as all the pieces come
together.The author also engages the reader in issues of tolerance,
hate crime,fundamentalist religious views and love.
Joanne Vik works on hate crimes and is married to Adam, a detective with the Norwegian National Criminal Investigative Service, and through him learns of two apparently unrelated murders. One is of a female bishop, who was stabbed while inexplicably out walking alone late one very cold night near Christmas; and the other is of a young male prostitute, whose decomposed body is found in a river. Later, several other murders are committed, also apparently unrelated.
The breakthrough comes when an old friend of Joanne's, who she has not seen or communicated with for many years, sends her an email saying she will be visiting Oslo from America and would to meet up. By an unbelievable coincidence, the friend works for an organisation that keeps track of organisations that promote hate crimes of all types; racist, homophobic, religious etc. From the information the friend gives her, Joanne makes the link between the murders and then sets about persuading the police, without, remarkably, even informing her husband, who is working on the case of the murdered bishop. The link itself leaves open several obvious questions, such as `Why Norway?' when America is full of suitable victims. The answer is actually given at the end of the story, but is very unconvincing.Read more ›
It is a pretty complicated story with a vast cast of characters. Many of these characters have obviously featured in earlier books by this author and we are frequently given brief accounts of their past lives. This is all done economically so does not detract from the flow of the narrative. I found some of the Norwegian names hard to remember - and had to work out whether Ingelen, Synnøve, Kjetil and Silje were male or female!
A good, gripping read. I shall certainly look out for more books by Ann Holt.
With these intriguing opening hooks, Anne Holt is off and running. Unfortunately, she then proceeds to run off in at least a dozen different directions. The odd ruminations of a gay billionaire. The gruesome body of a young illegal immigrant fished out of the dark, freezing fjord waters. An up-and-coming artist dead from an apparent drug overdose. A mysterious photograph that goes missing. The mouldering body of a missing lesbian. The murder of a young gay prostitute. The deeply suspicious, oh, I could go on and on. But so does the author. One would think that a writer of Anne Holt's experience would know that too many hooks spoil the broth.
Also, Ms Holt has a habit of linking her various scenarios in an overly cutesy way; this was clever to begin with but palled before long. The translation, by Marlaine Delargy, is excellent.
It added to the atmosphere to read this just before Christmas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book I enjoyed it very much!As always good Norwegian story.Published 5 months ago by anita hamley
Five stars definitely hope there will be another novel in this series want to know how all the characters are getting onPublished 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a decent read with a good combination of suspense and family interaction, both of the lead characters and within the victims’ families. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Damo Green
Gripping read. Not quite as good as Death in Oslo but keeps you hooked throughout. As always, it's fun trying to work out what ties all these people together.Published on 12 Jun. 2014 by Mark Fletcher
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