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Author – Kjell Ola Dahl.
One of the fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Kjell Ola Dahl was born in 1958 in Gjøvik. He made his debut in 1993, and has since published eleven novels, the most prominent of which is a series of police procedurals cum psychological thrillers featuring investigators Gunnarstranda and Frølich. In 2000 he won the Riverton Prize for The Last Fix and he won both the prestigious Brage and Riverton Prizes for The Courier in 2015. His work has been published in 14 countries, and he lives in Oslo.
Social Media Links –
Twitter – @ko_dahl
Publisher – Orenda Books
Pages – 276
The Blurb –
Oslo detective Frølich searches for the mysterious sister of a young female asylum seeker, but when people start to die, everything points to an old case and a series of events that someone will do anything to hide… Suspended from duty, Detective Frølich is working as a private investigator, when his girlfriend’s colleague asks for his help with a female asylum seeker, who the authorities are about to deport. She claims to have a sister in Norway, and fears that returning to her home country will mean instant death. Frølich quickly discovers the whereabouts of the young woman’s sister, but things become increasingly complex when she denies having a sibling, and Frølich is threatened off the case by the police. As the body count rises, it becomes clear that the answers lie in an old investigation, and the mysterious sister, who is now on the run… A dark, chilling and up-to-the-minute Nordic Noir thriller, Sister is also a tense and well-plotted murder mystery with a moving tragedy at its heart, cementing Kjell Ola Dahl as one of the greatest crime writers of our generation.
Today is my stop on the Sister blog tour. Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This is the first book I have read by Kjell Ola Dahl and I was really impressed. I can not wait to read the others in the series.
This book sees Detective Frolich helping a woman who is about to be deported. She tells him to find her sister, she might be able to help her case. However when Frolich finds the sister she denies, she denies the family connection.
Confused, he continues trying to help, but when people start turning up dead, he realises that there is a lot more to this case than he first thought. The supposed sister is now missing.
This is brilliantly written as the author builds the tension from page to page, as the truth finally unfolds.
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