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The Absent One
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
18 posts | 32 read | 13 to read
Detective Carl Minvestigates the twenty-year-old murders of a brother and sister whose confessed killer may actually be innocent, a case with ties to a homeless woman and powerful adversaries.
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readtheworld
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Mehso-so

Finished this detective novel yesterday. It‘s the second in Adler-Olsen‘s Department Q series, and set in Copenhagen. I loved the first one (The Keeper of Lost Causes) and this one was a bit of a disappointment. The pacing was slow throughout, and I never love the kind of detective novel where you know who the villain is from the start.

#weekendreads #readtheworld #detectivenovel #departmentq #justfinished #librarybook

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readtheworld
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Trying to finish this one today — wish I could just stay inside and read, as it‘s so rainy and grey outside.

#mystery #saturdayreads

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readtheworld
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Still working my way through this one — every time I pick it up I enjoy it, but it‘s not nearly as suspenseful as the first one in the series.

#springreads #librarybook #mystery #readingoutside

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readtheworld
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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😱😱😱

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Mel01
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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When your coffee cup matches your book cover. Loving this author, gripping storytelling!

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phatsallylee
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Panpan

I really liked the keeper of lost causes so i had very high hopes for this installment of the department q series. But how can i be upset when this guy is politely holding my page and only occasionally chewing on the corner! #catsoflitsy #movingon

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phatsallylee
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Stopped by the library to restock for the weekend! Jello says hi! #bookhaul #catsoflitsy #blameitonlitsy #tbr

bookwrm526 What a sweet face :) 1y
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balletbookworm
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Mehso-so

Think of American Psycho, but like a whole gang, and plopped in Denmark. Adler-Olsen has an interesting structure to this book but it is really violent and almost none of the female characters come off well. (That said, I do want to read the next one since there‘s a hint that Mørck and Hardy might work on solving the crime that caused Hardy‘s injuries.)

balletbookworm However, the translation of this book is so Anglophilic in style and idiom that it doesn‘t seem a Danish crime novel at all. It may well have been set in London by a Londoner. The English regional accents in the audiobook narration don‘t help either. 2y
TheWordJar I felt the same way about this book. The treatment of the women and Carl‘s treatment of Assad (my favorite character in the books) really turned me off. I enjoyed The Keeper of Lost Causes more, and I‘ll probably give the next book a chance, too. 2y
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Martta
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Adler-Olsen is still one of my favourite Nordic noir writers! This was a predictable story but the idea of the book was not to be unpredictable but tell the stories of several people and how they ended up in a situation like this. This was a very interesting read! In some parts the translation could have been better. When Assad spoke it was evident that some of the bad Dannish was translated badly in Finnish and the moment lost its meaning. 😊📚

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Martta
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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I've sometimes noticed that some men writers have a challenging time writing believable female characters. This time it looks to be true as well. Rose feels a bit too hastily written to be really believable. But then Kimmie feels like an actual real person. So he has the talent if he decides to use it when writing about females...

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Martta
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Decided it's again time for a little Nordic noir. 😊📖❄

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MrBook
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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#TBRtemptation post 8! This is the 2nd installment in the Department Q series. Detective Carl Mørck works to solve Copenhagen's coldest cases. Like the case of the murder of two siblings decades earlier. A suspect confessed. But not is all as tightly shut as thought. Renewed investigation will lead to street-dweller Kimmie, and her secrets that can bring down powerful, influential people. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

Andrew65 I need to get to the Department Q series. 2y
Mitch It‘s a great series - avoid the films though! 2y
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MyNightstandRunnethOver
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Pickpick

Not as good as the first but good enough that I will read the third in the series.

minkyb I am quite invested in this series! Hope you enjoy the next one. 2y
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MyNightstandRunnethOver
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Haven't had much time to sit and read but I've been enjoying listening to this on audio.

audiobooklover I love audiobooks... what is this one about? 2y
MyNightstandRunnethOver @audiobooklover it's a Nordic noir. Renegade detective and quirky sidekick solve cold case murders. 2y
audiobooklover Thank you... I'll give it a go. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Kaye Nice photo ✨✨✨ 2y
JoeStalksBeck @kaye thank you!!! 2y
BibliophileMomma Look at you taking all these fabulous pics out and about with your books! Jealous! 2y
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mrozzz GREAT pic 2y
Jeannie I love his books! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @mrozzz thanks!!❤️ @Tiffy_Reads lol! Thanks Bookwife! I go after dropping Emma off at school . You should take a pic near that body bag by Izzy‘s bus stop lmao! Honestly, that would be super creepy @Jeannie ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Susanne
The Absent One | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Challenge 6: A book you chose just for the cover...The Absent One. #secondinaseries #haventreadthefirst #boughtitanyway #booktubeathon

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hlgreenfield
Disgrace | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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So I've been on a terrible reading slump - for the last around 2 weeks I've been so swamped at work and so tired when I get home that I just haven't been able to make the will to read. It's been really missing from my life. Anyways yesterday I finally got home slightly early and started on a crime novel managed to get really into the novel. Hope this means my slump is over, because I really feel the lack of reading!