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Publisher's Summary

“Reading Engberg feels like reading early Jo Nesbo, getting in on the ground of a major crime-writing career.” —The New York Times Book Review

This third novel in the “thrilling, nerve-wracking” (Shelf Awareness) Korner and Werner series follows the two detectives as they search for a missing teenager and uncover the web of lies that has threatened his life—and may prevent him from ever being found.

When fifteen-year-old Oscar Dreyer-Hoff disappears in this “masterpiece of Nordic noir” (Booklist, starred review), the police assume he’s simply a runaway—a typically overlooked middle child doing what teenagers do all around the world. But his frantic family is certain that something terrible has happened. After all, what runaway would leave behind a note that reads:

He looked around and saw the knife that had stabbed Basil Hallward. He had cleaned it many times, till there was no stain left upon it. It was bright and glistened. As it had killed the painter, so it would kill the painter’s work, and all that that meant. It would kill the past, and when that was dead, he would be free.

It’s not much to go on, but it’s all that detectives Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner have. And with every passing hour, as the odds of finding a missing person grow dimmer, it will have to be enough.

©2019 ©2019 Katrine Engberg. All rights reserved. English language translation copyright ©2021 by Tara Chace. Originally published in Denmark in 2019 by People’s Press as Vådeskud. Published. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Surprising twists

I enjoyed revisiting the cast of great characters and fun Danish setting from The Tenant. Time has passed and several things have changed, so it feels like there’s a book in between that’s maybe not available yet in English. But this is a good one with great twists and an ending I didn’t see coming. It could also stand alone. Looking forward to the next one! Excellent narration.

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One of my new authors to watch.

This kept my interest throughout and the Narrator is always good. The only
Slight problem I had with the book is that I sometimes had trouble keeping all the different characters straight.

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good read.

the narrator has nice voice and the ending is unexpected. the characters are easy to like

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Just love it

Real people, not these fake american characters / stereotypes. Great performance by Graeme Malcolm as well. Cant wait to hear him read part 4

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Not as good as the first 3 books



I think this is a terrific author, but this book doesn’t come together as well as the first three. The story feels a bit rushed, particularly the conclusion, which for me came out of nowhere. You keep waiting for more to be to it. I was rather astonished to realize that the book was over since a lot of story lines end abruptly and unsatisfyingly. It’s still a good read. The performance is excellent. Hopefully the next book by this author will be as good as the first three

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Twistingly pleased

As I love Jo Nesbo. Katrina Engberg has study his body of work.
Looking forward to reading another
good author.
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It’s kind of like listening to a Danish Law and Order episode. The narration is good and the story is properly sordid. This would make a good spring beach read.

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Can't wait for the next book!


Love this author, the characters, plot - Denmark! Excellent narration once again by G. Malcolm.

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Solid writing

I love it when a novel is mature. The combination of character development, solid writing and good storytelling make this a 5 star novel for me.

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