William Wisting

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,681 ratings

When It Grows Dark Publisher's Summary

Stavern, 1983. After a brutal robbery, a young policeman named William Wisting is edged off the investigation by more experienced officers, but soon he is on another case that has not even been recognised as murder.

Forgotten in a dilapidated barn stands a bullet-riddled old car, and it looks as if the driver did not get out alive. This case will shape William Wisting as a policeman and give him insight that he will carry with him for the rest of his career.

©2017 Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd
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  • Book 0.5

    • When It Grows Dark

    • By: Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Stavern, 1983. After a brutal robbery, a young policeman named William Wisting is edged off the investigation by more experienced officers, but soon he is on another case that has not even been recognised as murder. Forgotten in a dilapidated barn stands a bullet-riddled old car, and it looks as if the driver did not get out alive. This case will shape William Wisting as a policeman and give him insight that he will carry with him for the rest of his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Ronald on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $10.84

  • Book 1

    • Dregs

    • By: Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Norwegian Procedural

    • By L. O. Pardue on 01-09-15

    Regular price: $22.27

  • Book 2

    • Closed for Winter

    • By: Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    The summer cottages are closed, and peace is settling over the coast of Vestfold, but the autumn fog conceals evil deeds. Ove Bakkerud’s cottage is ransacked by burglars, and next door he discovers the body of a man who has been beaten to death. Police Inspector William Wisting is uneasy; the desperation he sees in this latest murder is troubling. Meanwhile dead birds are dropping from the sky.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Listening Experience

    • By L. O. Pardue on 02-12-16

    Regular price: $20.03

  • Book 3

    • The Hunting Dogs

    • By: Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 820
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 743
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 742

    Seventeen years ago William Wisting led the investigation into one of Norway's most notorious criminal cases, the murder of young Cecilia Linde. When it is discovered that evidence was falsified, he is suspended from duty. It looks like a man has been wrongly convicted, and suddenly the media are baying for blood. Wisting, who has spent his life hunting criminals, is now the hunted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, thoughtful police procedural

    • By L. K. on 01-12-15

    Regular price: $20.03

  • Book 4

    • The Caveman

    • By: Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    Viggo Hansen was a man nobody ever noticed, even though he lived in the midst of a close-knit community. His death doesn't hit the headlines, but there is something about the case that catches the attention of William Wisting's journalist daughter, Line, and she decides to write a newspaper article with a different twist for the festive season: the portrait of a completely anonymous and obscure person whose death goes unremarked and unmourned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprise Christmas Gift

    • By Christina Crawford on 11-09-15

    Regular price: $22.27

  • Book 5

    • Ordeal

    • By: Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 165

    Together with her one-year-old daughter, Maja, single mother Sofie Lund moves into the house she inherited from her grandfather. Sofie has such painful memories that she has had every trace of the old man removed - every trace but a locked safe that has been bolted to the basement floor. Inside the safe Sofie finds something shocking that will also become crucial evidence in a case that has plagued Inspector William Wisting for a long time. To follow this lead, though, he must cut across important loyalties and undermine confidence in the police force.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Boring, predictable and pedantic

    • By Paul on 10-02-16

    Regular price: $22.27