- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (10 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1447208420
- ISBN-13: 978-1447208426
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 4.1 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Killing 2 Paperback – 10 Oct 2013
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fans of Stieg Larsson s and Henning Mankell s social commentary will appreciate Hewson s critique on terror and immigration in a Scandinavian country. Library Journal Xpress Online"
'[David Hewson] has taken what was television gold and turned it into literary gold' Telegraph --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product description
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The main events take place around the army barracks where Jens Peter Raben is trying to prove his innocence in an atrocity which took place in Afghanistan some two years previously. He has amnesia which makes his memory of the events, of course, very blurred. He is married to Louise and has a little son, Jonas. Louise is the daughter of Colonel Torsten Jarnvig who doesn't have a very high opinion of his son in law.
There are a number of violent murders of the soldiers who were witnesses to the atrocity, and also the murder of one Anne Dragsholm, a lawyer who had uncovered the person behind the cover up. There seems to be a few government ministers involved also with Thomas Buch, newly appointed Minister of Justice, trying to unravel the mystery within the government.
This is an absolutely brilliant read and anyone who loves this genre shouldn't miss it.
If you haven't read the first book you will still be able to enjoy this one and follow the story, however I'd recommend reading them in order so that you understand the depth of the main character, Lund.
After having been forced to move to a Danish outpost town working with border control, former homicide detective Lund is requested to return to the homicide team to help solve an apparent terrorist murder.
As more murders occur and Lund's all seeing eyes uncover flaws in the terrorist theory, a military cover-up seems the more likely answer... but who is to blame and why do they so desperately need to silence anyone who may know?
As with the first book, there are twists at every turn, and once again the government and politics feature heavily.
Enjoyable and gripping!
Although the formula is similar to the first book in the series it is a formula that works. ‘The Killing 2’ is just as enjoyable as the first book. It is well paced and has many twists and turns that keeps you turning the pages until you arrive at an unexpected but well-crafted ending. I would recommend this book to anyone that has read ‘The Killing’. If you haven’t, I would advise you to read ‘The Killing’ first as this book does refer back to it. However, it is a book that can still be enjoyed in its own right.
I've given it 4 stars rather than 5 with hesitation. Reading a novel based on a TV series which you have already seen inevitably reduces the impact. You know the bones of the plot already. Someone reading the novel blind might well think it was worth 5 stars. It is well-crafted and well-written and gripping. David S
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I listened to the audio version which was very good except I couldn't understand why the narrator adopted such strange accents for a story set in Denmark e.g. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gareth M
Loved it, absolutely glued to the end. No idea 'whodunit' until the very end.Published 13 months ago by SHEILA HASKETT
Saw the TV show and loved it. Read all of Hewson's Costa novels over the years. A marriage that does not dissapointPublished 14 months ago by Mr. G. Shackel