Crime Fiction (vol. III in a series)
In Devil’s Remorse police detective Rino Carlsen is back at Bodø police station. When a five-year-old girl disappears from her home, he is on the case alongside the newest member of the team, Guro Hammer. So far, she has proven immune to his charms, but he has no intentions to giving up. However, the case itself will soon require the full attention of both detectives, as it becomes obvious the girl has been kidnapped, and that her kidnapping bears a striking resemblance to a couple of unsolved cases from the past…
One summer day, happy little Ida runs along to pick flowers, her dolls in tow – but she never returns. It has not rained in ages. The heat is drying out the pond Emilie Sande keeps seeking out. Water levels are dropping, while her despair is rising. Because something lies hidden beneath the surface. Something she desperately wants to keep hidden from view.
Frode Granhus’ previous novel, The Storm (2012), was shortlisted for both the Riverton Award – Norway’s most prestigious crime fiction award – and the Norwegian Booksellers’ Award 2012. Devil’s Remorse is the third novel featuring Detective Rino Carlsen. The unpredictable northern Norwegian landscape once again forms the backdrop to a fiendishly clever plot, dragging the reader along on the hunt for a child abductor.