I just finished listening to this book, the second in the department Q series. This series is set and Denmark. I loved the first book with the reader Who had an excellent Danish accent. This reader was English and the different characters assumed different English accents with lower class people using cockney and upper using the Queen's English. This annoyed me tremendously and detracted from the story. The story was excellent, exciting and well written. It would've been much better with the other reader who is able to assume proper Danish accents.
Steven Pacey is the best. He has ruined me for every other narrator. He makes each character unique and likeable.
To listen to a great book while I knit is heaven on earth.
I guess it must be seen as his trademark. In the first book we were treated to a successful woman's torture in a pressure chamber. Here we are exposed to the minds of psychopaths. I don't normally read\listen to horror but this is mild-if such a beast is possible. Adler-Olsen set up the book the same way as book 1 with an insight into the victim as an opening hook. The case builds slowly and inexorably towards a riveting climax. We were on the edge of our seats. What I appreciate about dept Q is the interplay among the characters and the evolution of their personalities. A bored bitter detective is becoming a more caring individual because of his experiences. Steven Pacey tells the story adroitly without getting in the way. Yes! Good Book
Probably not, but I don't do that with any book, I would, however, recommend this to anyone who loves a good murder mystery.
These books are great
It's never encountered Jussi Adler Olsen before an ad on Audible suggested that I give the first book in this series a try. I'm glad I did. this second book was as rewarding as the first. I like good characters, a capable reader whose voice enhances the story, and a decent plot. I've found all in this Karl Mork (forgive the spelling) series.
Love this author! Great twists and turns. The author makes you feel chills! Great book would definitely recommend to friends!
Yes, I like the cold case, lost causes angle. The stories are off beat and interesting.
I don't recall any one in particular but I do worry about the assistant who brings humor and mystery to the characters.
No this was the second of the Detective Morck series, though. I wish the accent was not so thick.
A part or two surprised me but not more.
The stories and characters continue to interest me. Detective Morck's character is growing. I want to read more. Now the new secretary will bring another dimension into the basement office.
Wanted to love this. Loved the Wallendar series and other detective series set in Scandinavia. This was just too much violence for my enjoyment.
Loved the Keeper of Lost Causes. Liked the ending of The Absent One. But too violent and vulgar for my taste. Still looking forward to book 3.
Great ending. Love Assad!
I preferred the narrator on book one with his Danish type accent. This book went with a British voice which detracts from the setting of the novel . However the narrator did a great job, I would hope to see them use a voice that conveys the feel of the country with which the story is set.