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Where Roses Never Die

Where Roses Never Die

Author(s): Gunnar Staalesen

Location(s): Bergen

Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery

Era(s): Early 21st century looking back to 1977

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September 1977. Mette Misvær, a three-year-old girl disappears without trace from the sandpit outside her home. Her tiny, close middle-class community in the tranquil suburb of Nordas is devastated, but their enquiries and the police produce nothing. Curtains twitch, suspicions are raised, but Mette is never found.

Almost 25 years later, as the expiry date for the statute of limitations draws near, Mette’s mother approaches PI Varg Veum, in a last, desperate attempt to find out what happened to her daughter. As Veum starts to dig, he uncovers an intricate web of secrets, lies and shocking events that have been methodically concealed. When another brutal incident takes place, a pattern begins to emerge …

Shocking, unsettling and full of extraordinary twists and turns, Where Roses Never Die reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world’s foremost thriller writers.

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Author: Tina Hartas

This author, to my mind, is one of the fathers of storytelling, he brings together a good plot, with credible twists and a sense of place that is evocative. You can rely on his...

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