Blessed Are Those Who Thirst: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 18, 2012 - Fiction - 240 pages
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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 Håkon 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 Håkon 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  - Diana - Goodreads

A suspenseful mystery which takes place in Oslo during an unusually warm spring. The plot slowly gains momentum as Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen tries to unravel a vicious rape and a spate of ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Anne Holt has worked as a journalist and news anchor and spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department before founding her own law firm and serving as Norway’s Minister for Justice in 1996-97. Her first book was published in 1993 and her works have been translated into over twenty-five languages. Her novel 1222 was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in Oslo with her family.

About the Author
Anne Bruce is a nationally recognized speaker, workshop leader, and author. Her books with MHP include "Motivating Employees" (Briefcase), "Be Your Own Mentor" (Briefcase), "Building A High Morale Workplace" (Briefcase), "How to Motivate Every Employee" (Mighty Manager), "Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems", and "Discover True North".

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