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My first experience in entering the mind of author Kjell Ola Dahl, through the screen of my kindle, was dark and thrilling. Having never read any of the earlier works, I was a novice who was pulled into the book with a zapping energy that held me in raptures from beginning to end.

A murder mystery at its core it was, the book narrated the story of a cop, Frank Frølich, turned private investigator who was approached by Aisha to look into the case of her disappeared sister. A writer soon approached him with a huge advance payment asking him to look at the matter of deaths on a ferry, related to asylum seekers and human trafficking. The body of the author was then found stabbed, and the story convoluted still further.

Whoa… I was stopped in my tracks at the smooth way the author could weave the dual plot lines into the story, the tapestry was rich with suspense and the need for justice. I loved Frølich, his code of honor was well etched, making him stand out amongst the others. He was one determined dude, and I cheered him on all through the pages.

The words chosen by the author made me feel the righteous anger at certain moments in the story. There were multitude of emotions which came out as the plot unfolded. The social issues of immigration and the life of Asylum seekers were sensitively shown. The author could balance them cleverly, showing me the pathos of circumstances while keeping me aware that it was a thriller too.

Suspenseful and complex, the story kept me hooked to my kindle all through the Sunday afternoon. A captivating read.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Suspended from duty, Detective Frølich is working as a private investigator, when his girlfriend’s colleague asks for his help with a female asylum seeker, who the authorities are about to deport. She claims to have a sister in Norway, and fears that returning to her home country will mean instant death.

Frølich quickly discovers the whereabouts of the young woman’s sister, but things become increasingly complex when she denies having a sibling, and Frølich is threatened off the case by the police. As the body count rises, it becomes clear that the answers lie in an old investigation, and the mysterious sister, who is now on the run…

Publication Date: April 2020

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