Hang in there. If you listened to the first story and became involved with the characters, the new narrator was a shock. An English accent just did not work here. But if you stick with it for a while, the story more than makes up for it.
My favorite character was Rose. She is the latest addition to this team of cast offs that demonstrates the whole is better than the sum of the parts. She seems to be a scatter brain that finds a way to produce results. She is just fun.
English accent is not suited for Nordic Noir
Kimmie and her package make you realize just how disturbed a soul can be. Even under circumstances she helped create.
You need to read/listen to the first book in the series to be able to follow the main characters since, like in any series they develop in relation to one another. I loved this book. It was well read and the plot flowed very nicley.
Who needs the mall?
The plot was spectacular.
Kimmie's every display of TLC when she was with her most treasured possession.
He did a very good job making the voices sound different.
It made me feel sad for Kimmie. I knew full well what she was, but it was largely the fault of the people who'd damaged her throughout her life. A pitiful creature who did AND didn't deserve her fate.
Really looking forward to the next book!
A bit too obvious - people are a bit too complacent with the evil ones! The main characters are great! I got caught up in them and would most certainly give this series another chance.
I loved being introduced to the characters in "The Keeper of Lost Causes" and Erik Davies portrayal of each one was great. I did not enjoy Steven Pacey's acting nearly as well and thus did not enjoy this book as much as the first one in this series.
Thrills and suspense continue in Department Q, where closed cases come to light in a new way. Detective Carl Morck, and his office staff, a pesky Muslim, and mouthy Ruby, work in the basement of a Denmark police station. As the laughing stock of the station, they find themselves working against the system most of the time.
A case file mysteriously finds it's way on Carl's desk. Strangely, it's not a cold case, but a closed case. So why is it on his desk. As his department Q starts checking it out, it becomes obvious that there are a number of very rich and powerful people involved in numerous assault and murder cases. There is also a mysterious bag lady, Kimmie, that everything seems to revolve around. Many people seem to want to find Kimmie, but she's successfully kept under the wire for most of her life.
The thrills and suspense driving this case bring up more and more past murders, but the rich and powerful main players are cunning and sadistic in keeping their secrets. Without giving anything more away, you will grow closer and closer to Kimmie, who has a tragic and terrible story of her own---will you become more and more sympathetic to her or more and more disgusted by her?
This second department Q mystery keeps the thrills going at a frantic and psychological pace that leaves you hoping that book three will be translated into English immediately!
looking for a good read
the story is awesome and I hated to hear it end. I can not wait for another book by this author and the Narrator is why I bought a few other books. He makes the books come alive.
I seldom detest or do not finish a book but.... This one was so sickening and depraved that I could not help myself. Thinking that he could surpass Stieg Larsson's books for violence (whose books I loved) the author traded an actual plot for repeated animal killing and torture, gang rapes and termination of a pregnancy by a brutal beating.
*Sarcastic spoiler alert* What's not to like- There once was a group of very mean boys and a mean girl. They were bad and evil. So very bad and evil that they maimed and killed over and over throughout the entire book. Then the mean girl got tired of getting raped and left. The mean and bad boys- they were really really bad and evil -looked and looked for her to no avail. I won't ruin the ending because I did not have enough Dramamine left to actually finish it. The plot of the book was - The main characters were really mean bad evil people- that's it!!. My guess is that the mean girl did get the mean boys in the end but who knows? Maybe one of the tortured animals escaped and ate them. One could only hope.
Oh- and by the number of people that rated this trash 4 and 5 stars- I'm changing my career to psychiatry because these raters were either the author's close friends or there are a lot of people out there in definite need of some time on the couch. I liked his first book in this series but will nevedr read one of his books again after painfully slogging through most of this book because I naively thought it might get better or a plot would eventually be revealed.
No, I did not like the narrator.
Characters and plot.
Author does a great job of setting the scene in his novels.