Four feet…from four different victims?
In Stavern around midsummer a severed left foot in a training shoe is washed up on the shore. Then another, and yet another. Altogether four left feet in the course of one week.
Police Inspector William Wisting has many years of murder experience behind him, but he has never examined evidence like this. Four feet…from four different victims?
©2010 Jørn Lier Horst (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
“Jørn Lier Horst has once more written a well-founded and tense crime novel, with space for both the expected and the downright surprising.” (Aftenposten)
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
What a macabre beginning! Why are all these left feet showing up on Norway's shore? Steig Larsson's legacy continues as we get exposed to more Scandinavian mysteries and procedurals that are worthy of our listen. Horst has written a good book that includes lots of details about Norwegian life, criminal system, banking and other topics. I thought this police procedural was well paced and the reveal of information made sense. Kudos to Horst on his writing and well developed characters. I struggled with keeping up with the numerous names. Fortunately, the chapters are short in case you have to listen a second time.
I feel very neutral about the narrator. He did a fine job with the pronunciation of difficult language. He voice did not distract or enhance -- just neutral.
Whenever I listen to a Scandinavian book, I find myself spending lots of time on the internet researching vacations in Norway and Sweden. I will get there some day.
Some meat on the bones of the story.
The story dragggggggggeeeeed on without much happening.
The narration was fine.
Anger. Angry that I wasted money on this.
An interesting and unusual plot, combined with believable characters makes this a must read for anyone who enjoys this genre. I have listened to three of Horst's books and plan to lirten to all that have been translated into English. Narration is spot on.
Too long to get to any point. The main character was always tired. Poor policing skills. The plot was basically good, should have been an exciting read. If editors ever read the translation through I'd be surprised.
No. It's what I imagine hell is.
Slow boring voice. Inflection was poor. I will never listen to him narrating again
disapointmemt. Changing audio speeds to see if it helped
I want my credit back!
I like the way the father-daughter, journalist-detective stories intertwine. And it's quick paced and exciting.
The narration is excellent.
Ready for the next book.
"Great story. Loved it!"
Get over the town and people's names and this is a great story that had me hooked from the start. Moving on to the next book in the series now.
"Stilted and weak story"
I am very disappointed with this story. The writing was very poor, the leading detective was about a much use as a chocolate fireguard. The whole story didn't seem to follow any logic, and then all of a sudden there it is, there's the murderer!
Definitely not my taste in writers.
Unfortunately I wasn't gripped or curious even once during this 9 hour audio book. Very flat.
The narration voice is cut-glass and would be perfect for a documentary about high society. I'm not sure, but I think it might have taken some of the mystery air or suspense from this book. I found myself wondering if I would enjoy it more were I reading it.
In my humble opinion, it is ok to pass this one over.
I listen to about two a week and will review some more for you. If you listen predominantly to crime and thrillers check out my other reviews....when I've done them...
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