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Norwegian P.I. thriller - a slow burner and worth it in the end.

Big Sister - Gunnar Staalesen

 

 

This latest example of Nordic noir centres around Veums investigation into the disappearance of a young woman. A more personal aspect of the case involves his own half-sister. The plot involves violence, rape, manipulation and a lot of lying. The first half has little action as the investigation involves asking a lot of questions then the action kicks in. Revelations resolve a lot of issues.

 

Enjoyable enough and a good example of a neat thriller, it is recommended to all lovers of the genre. My usual bugbear is many authors giving the reader detailed street directions which are meaningless to anyone apart from locals - in this case, residents of Bergen and the area near it.