Silence: A Novel of Crime

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Pegasus Books, Dec 13, 2011 - Fiction - 246 pages
A prize-winning psychological crime thriller featuring melancholy Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa One ordinary summer’s day a young girl disappears while cycling to volleyball practice. Her abandoned bike is found in exactly the same place that another girl was assaulted and murdered thirty-three years previously. The perpetrator was never brought to justice, so the authorities suspect the same killer has struck again. The eeriness of the crime unsettles not only the police and public, but also someone who has been carrying a burden of guilt for many years . . .Detective Kimmo Joentaa calls upon the help of his older colleague Ketola, who worked on the original murder, in the hope that they can solve both cases. While they are following up leads, the ripples from the impact of the new disappearance spread and Kimmo discovers that the truth is not always what you expect.

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User Review  - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing

I liked Wagner's previous book in this series about Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa, but this one seemed pointless. It's certainly not a thriller and barely a mystery, it's endlessly repetitive, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

I struggled a bit with the Finnish names - in particular I kept getting the old cop and the young cop mixed up - but otherwise a very enjoyable read; I finished it inside a day during my holiday. A ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jan Costin Wagner was born in 1972 near Frankfurt. After studying German literature and history at Frankfurt University, he went on to work as a journalist and freelance writer. He divides his time between Germany and Finland (the home country of his wife). Silence is his third novel, and the second to be translated into English after Ice Moon.

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