Blessed Are Those Who Thirst

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Atlantic Books, Limited, 2012 - Detective and mystery stories - 320 pages
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THE SECOND BOOK IN EDGAR-NOMINATED ANNE HOLT'S INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES FEATURING DETECTIVE HANNE WILHELMSEN, LAST SEEN IN BLIND GODDESS

IT is only the beginning of May but in Oslo a brutal heat wave has coincided with an alarming increase in violent crime. In the latest instance, police investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen is sent to a macabre crime scene on the outskirts of town. An abandoned shed is covered in blood. On one wall an eight-digit number is written in blood. There is no body--nor any sign of a victim. Is it a kid's prank or foul play? Is it even human blood?

As more bloody numbers are found in isolated locations throughout Oslo, Hanne's colleague Hakon Sand makes a startling discovery: the digits correspond to the filing numbers of foreign immigrants. All are female, all are missing. Is there a serial killer on the loose in Oslo? How does the killer have access to immigrant data?

Meanwhile, as the trail heats up, the victim of a horrific unsolved rape case and her father have each decided to take justice into their own hands. Hanne and Hakon soon discover that they aren't the only ones on the hunt for the killer.

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Review: Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (Hanne Wilhelmsen #2)

User Review  - Kirk - Goodreads

I started this with the CD version, but found the print copy in the library later, so read the last third. It seemed to me that the relatively simple plot was fleshed out with extraneous stuff for no ... Read full review

Review: Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (Hanne Wilhelmsen #2)

User Review  - Simone Sinna - Goodreads

I read the most recent of the Hanne Wilhelmsen series, 12222, first and then went back to the beginning (Blind Goddess) and am making my way through the series. This is the second. I am not great at ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Anne Holt was born on November 16, 1958 in Larvik, Norway. She graduated from the University of Bergen with a law degree in 1986 and worked for the Oslo Police Department for two years. She has also had careers as a lawyer, journalist, and anchor woman. In 1993, Holt published her first crime novel. She has since become a bestselling thriller writer and resides in Norway and France.

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