Skyggedød
On a summer's day, Johanne Vik arrives at the home of her friends Jon and Ellen Mohr and was greeted by a scene of devastation: their young son, left unattended, has tragically fallen to his death. Meanwhile, Oslo is under attack. An explosion has torn the city apart and newly qualified police officer Henrik Holme is the only one available to attend the Mohr household. As Holme investigates, he casts doubt on the claim that the death was a tragic accident and calls upon Johanne's profiling expertise to understand what really happened. But neither realise that those involved are determined to hide the truth - no matter what. Before the summer is over, more shocking deaths will occur...

Skyggedød Details

TitleSkyggedød
Author
LanguageNorwegian
ReleaseMay 28th, 2019
PublisherPiratforlaget
Rating
GenreMystery, Crime, Thriller, Scandinavian Lite..., Nordic Noir

Skyggedød Review

  • Mariafrancesca di natura viperesca sta con Orlando
    January 1, 1970
    La stelletta vale un giudizio morale.Non solo nei confronti dell'autrice che è onesta - solitamete- scrittrice di gialli ma soprattutto su di me che l'ho letto e che ho usato il solito schema che si mette in moto in tali letture: chi è il colpevole?La vittima conta pochissimo: è banale dirlo; non solo ma il rimarcarlo, quasi prendere le distanze dal volgo che invece ci inzuppa il biscotto, è osceno.La Holt, di cui mi ero fatta un buona opinione per la sua storia sia politica sia personale, si è La stelletta vale un giudizio morale.Non solo nei confronti dell'autrice che è onesta - solitamete- scrittrice di gialli ma soprattutto su di me che l'ho letto e che ho usato il solito schema che si mette in moto in tali letture: chi è il colpevole?La vittima conta pochissimo: è banale dirlo; non solo ma il rimarcarlo, quasi prendere le distanze dal volgo che invece ci inzuppa il biscotto, è osceno.La Holt, di cui mi ero fatta un buona opinione per la sua storia sia politica sia personale, si è mostrata talmente cinica da dovermi indurre a chiudere il libro: cosa che non ho fatto, lasciando che i miei istinti voyeuristici si scatenassero. L'argomento poteva essere affrontato come docufiction - vista anche la post fazione - ma non sicuramente come quelle pornografiche pseudoinchieste televisive sulle violenze ai minori in famiglia.Ricordo un racconto di Cechov, poche pagine: una balia si occupa amorevolmente di un lattante che piange giorno e notte deprivandola del sonno. Alla fine devi rileggere per ben capire se lei l'avesse soffocato o meno tanta è la pietà dell'autore per la vittima e il carnefice.Ecco: c'è modo modo, e sicuramente farne traccia per un giallo è "osceno", come dissi.
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  • Bruce Hatton
    January 1, 1970
    The final novel in this series centres around the sudden death of Sander Mohr; an 8-year-old boy with ADHD. Apparently, Sander died after falling from a step-ladder. Johanne Vik is a friend of the family and is visiting them soon after the accident occurs. On the same evening, a terrorist attack takes place in Oslo. With police forces stretched thin, investigating Sander’s death is left to a recently qualified officer called Henrik Holme.Although naive and socially inept, Henrik is also very tho The final novel in this series centres around the sudden death of Sander Mohr; an 8-year-old boy with ADHD. Apparently, Sander died after falling from a step-ladder. Johanne Vik is a friend of the family and is visiting them soon after the accident occurs. On the same evening, a terrorist attack takes place in Oslo. With police forces stretched thin, investigating Sander’s death is left to a recently qualified officer called Henrik Holme.Although naive and socially inept, Henrik is also very thorough and tenacious and determined to discover the truth behind Sander’s death. It is when he and Johanne eventually collaborate that the true cause begins to become clear, putting both their lives in danger.Overall, this is a well constructed and thought-provoking story with a totally unexpected and shocking ending. Also, the character of Henrik Holme is one I hope returns in later books. However, I did feel that the novel was occasionally let down by poor translation.
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  • Jose Cepeda
    January 1, 1970
    A sad and terrible story. Well written and mostly a page-turner. In my opinion, the book deserved a more elaborate ending.
  • Antonomasia
    January 1, 1970
    May as well finish a series, eh?(I shouldn't really have read beyond the first book, but that was a while ago, I'd bought the others in bulk, and anyway I liked the third the best.)Johanne still wishy-washy in 90% of scenes. (Again Holt shows straight women under grandmotherly age as a bit feeble, whereas the lesbian character is highly capable.)Family / relationship scenes (yet somehow I'd forgotten this) still a mixture of peacefully bland / cloying likely to provoke a mixture of boredom/sadne May as well finish a series, eh?(I shouldn't really have read beyond the first book, but that was a while ago, I'd bought the others in bulk, and anyway I liked the third the best.)Johanne still wishy-washy in 90% of scenes. (Again Holt shows straight women under grandmotherly age as a bit feeble, whereas the lesbian character is highly capable.)Family / relationship scenes (yet somehow I'd forgotten this) still a mixture of peacefully bland / cloying likely to provoke a mixture of boredom/sadness/envy/*boak* in those whose lives aren't like that. And probably some of those in readers whose are but who prefer a harder, cynical edge or more stylish writing in their crime fiction. However, here they also serve another purpose as Johanne's basically happy family is counterpoint to the family in the horrific opening scene, in which the parents are two of her old school classmates.Late spring - summer setting. Always a bonus to be reading one of these Nordics around the same time as it's set; feels right, less mental effort to feel the temperature.Best thing about it is portrayal of the Breivik attacks as a background event that's so shocking it can't stay in the background: the way characters hear about them (I thought they were a different, fictional incident during the early reports, as people didn't yet understand what had happened); the way they took up all news time and 95% of police time; public outpourings of grief from people not involved and how this sparked cynicism in a minority, much like the aftermath of Princess Diana's death in 1997.Also produces sense of world in chaos / pathetic fallacy mirroring dislocation of those associated with the central case.Several characters who might be considered on the spectrum, more than usual - two quite badly affected; ties in with Holt's own adoptive kids as far as I can remember without looking it up.So many of the characters are 43 that I started to think I was for a while too.Lots of cliches whereby case solved by people not officially working on it. Christie-style denouement with everyone gathered for a lecture / showdown.Translator adds odd bits of Scots, e.g. "hirpled".One of the two strands I never got close to guessing and was quite impressed with (although due to repeated illness my processing speed is pretty impaired at the moment, struggling to stick with / properly take in the prose in Golden Hill) and the other was one of those "could have guessed at the beginning, then put it out of my mind" ones. Ending provoked inappropriate hysterical laughter... okay partly me but it was so absurd and abrupt and unexpected (view spoiler)[ but at least we know there definitely won't be another in the series now. The speed of it was bizarre because Johanne is usually so ponderous and empathic. But if someone died that way, then it would be that sudden. My guess is that Holt had trouble integrating the death into the plot, didn't know what to do with it afterwards, and may well have been tired of the character... I kind of was. I think Johanne Vik would have been a much better person to know than to read about. She was nice but really not exciting (hide spoiler)].Seems like a new series is being potentially set up for Henrik Holm in Alesund after he's introduced in this book.
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  • 61pat
    January 1, 1970
    A volte la scelta di un libro da leggere dipende anche dallo stato d'animo. In questo caso avevo bisogno di staccare da libri troppo pieni di problematiche psicologiche e ho pensato che un thriller avrebbe potuto essere la scelta giusta.. niente di più sbagliato! Le dinamiche sottese alle violenze nei confronti di minori, alla base di questo libro, non hanno sicuramente giovato al miglioramento del mio stato d'animo, anche se devo ammettere che il libro è ben scritto ed avvincente.
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  • Suzanne
    January 1, 1970
    As the last in the Series, I was both excited and reticent about this book .. the Series as a whole has been very hit and miss for me, with great highs of thrilling storylines and then too much mundane life is added. A very intriguing story to end with, a real who-done-it ?? Kept me guessing all the way through. The ending means there cannot be a return, but I would read a 'follow-up' ..
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  • Helen
    January 1, 1970
    argh! This is good, really - the Breivik incident in 2011 happens on the same day as another death, apparently an accident, but was it? The ending is horrible, though, and it's more or less impossible to say anything about it without giving too much away, so I'll leave it there.
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  • Helen
    January 1, 1970
    A well-written interesting story until the ending. What a pointless, ridiculous thing to happen!!
  • Anne Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    I cannot review this book without spoilers. Let me just say that I am highly disappointed with the author for ending her series in this way! I will not read any more books by her.
  • Lynda Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Would've been an easy 5* if it weren't for the fact that a character who started out as Helge suddenly changed into Helga for the rest of the story. I can't in all fairness award 5* when this happens as for me it's the greatest transgression I see an author ever make. They create these characters, they NEED to spell their names properly. It really shouldn't be hard to do though I see this occur way too often, even in bestsellers as this is.I hate it's the last in this series although I always pr Would've been an easy 5* if it weren't for the fact that a character who started out as Helge suddenly changed into Helga for the rest of the story. I can't in all fairness award 5* when this happens as for me it's the greatest transgression I see an author ever make. They create these characters, they NEED to spell their names properly. It really shouldn't be hard to do though I see this occur way too often, even in bestsellers as this is.I hate it's the last in this series although I always preferred Hanne's series myself (and I only have one of those remaining to read now, too)....I'm hoping she may commence a series featuring more of Henrik, who is introduced here, although I made his acquaintance in Offline, since these 2 series crossed over in publication dates, which was a pity. I've invested a lot of time in both Johanne and Hanne and I wasn't ready to let go of either person yet so it's a shame Ms Holt has ended both their series.Sander's story was a sad one in this book and I hated the character of Tove Byfjord-she was a total bitch altogether and I had to laugh at the name Kasper Kaspersen, poor kid !! Farris got its customary product placement, of course. The only thing lost in translation for me was when Johanne asked Henrik his opinion about her dog, Jack, and he replied that "...I'd never dare to clap him." I don't understand this. Aside from this, Ms Bruce's translation was perfect as always. This one has a lovely cover as well. Sadly I knew the ending as it was referred to in Offline, so don't do as I did and read that one before this.I've greatly enjoyed these stories, I must say, and hope it's not the last we've heard of Anne Holt.
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  • Danilo De rossi
    January 1, 1970
    Il senso di questo libro è tutto racchiuso in tre frasi della postfazione:- "Gli abusi sui minori avvengono perché li permettiamo".- "Perché non riusciamo a convincerci che possono esistere".- "Perché la cosa più semplice è girarsi dall'altra parte".Si tratta di un libro spietato, per certi versi agghiacciante, che inevitabilmente porta il lettore a provare sensazioni di fastidio per la sorte e il trattamento riservati al piccolo Sander. È un giallo molto ritmato, che si legge con interesse e pi Il senso di questo libro è tutto racchiuso in tre frasi della postfazione:- "Gli abusi sui minori avvengono perché li permettiamo".- "Perché non riusciamo a convincerci che possono esistere".- "Perché la cosa più semplice è girarsi dall'altra parte".Si tratta di un libro spietato, per certi versi agghiacciante, che inevitabilmente porta il lettore a provare sensazioni di fastidio per la sorte e il trattamento riservati al piccolo Sander. È un giallo molto ritmato, che si legge con interesse e piacere, sebbene in alcuni punti mi abbia fatto storcere un po' il naso, a partire dalla facilità con cui indagati e poliziotti si danno del tu. È un romanzo molto accattivante, che si chiude con un colpo di scena che mai mi sarei aspettato durante la lettura. Il consiglio che do a tutti è di non leggere l'ultima frase, se non quando si è arrivati alla fine.
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  • Raluca
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent book with a gloomy mood, but the ending... wow. I guess there was some foreshadowing for how it would happen, but none for why. It totally broke the mood. It's like the hand of God got tired of the character and decided to eliminate her to move onto writing something else.
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  • Alessandra
    January 1, 1970
    Tesissimo fino all’ultima riga. Tristissimo. Sullo sfondo di una strage atroce si dipana una vicenda familiare di una desolazione sconfortante, dove l’apparenza e il perbenismo la fanno da padroni, dove non ti puoi fidare di nessuno, dove le anime buone volano via, una a una.
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  • Mikka Gottstein
    January 1, 1970
    Pro:Der Leser wird direkt mitten in das familiäre Trauma gestoßen, aber schnell etablieren sich auch die schrecklichen Todesfälle auf Utøya als allgegenwärtige Kulisse - denn zunächst hat kein Polizist Zeit, sich um den Tod des kleinen Sander zu kümmern. Er wird beinahe bedeutungslos im Vergleich, und nur ein junger, unerfahrener Ermittler wird schließlich abgestellt, um die Eltern zu befragen und sich das Umfeld des Jungen anzusehen. Unterstützt wird er dabei von Inger Johanna, die Lesern von A Pro:Der Leser wird direkt mitten in das familiäre Trauma gestoßen, aber schnell etablieren sich auch die schrecklichen Todesfälle auf Utøya als allgegenwärtige Kulisse - denn zunächst hat kein Polizist Zeit, sich um den Tod des kleinen Sander zu kümmern. Er wird beinahe bedeutungslos im Vergleich, und nur ein junger, unerfahrener Ermittler wird schließlich abgestellt, um die Eltern zu befragen und sich das Umfeld des Jungen anzusehen. Unterstützt wird er dabei von Inger Johanna, die Lesern von Anne Holt bereits aus früheren Büchern bekannt ist.Die Autorin baut schon in den ersten Seiten Spannung auf, die im Verlauf des Romans auch selten einmal nachlässt und dem Leser eine Verschnaufpause gönnt. Es ist dabei eine eher subtile, psychologische Spannung, die größtenteils ohne drastische, blutige Schilderungen von Gewalt und Tod auskommt. Und es geht hier nicht nur um die Klärung des Todesfalls, sondern um Themen wie Trauerbewältigung, persönliche Haftbarkeit und die Frage, ob man Menschen, die man schon viele Jahre kennt, wirklich bis ins Innerste kennt. Die Atmosphäre ist bedrückend, aber packend.Die Charaktere waren für mich alle sehr glaubwürdig - auch oder gerade die, die einem (erst einmal) nicht sympathisch sind. So konnte ich zum Beispiel den jungen Polizisten erst nicht leiden, aber im Verlauf des Buches erfährt man immer mehr über ihn und er gewinnt eine berührende emotionale Tiefe, so dass er am Ende sogar mein Lieblingscharakter war. Ich hoffe darauf, ihn in zukünftigen Bücher von Anne Holt wiederzutreffen!Die Familie von Sander lebt nach seinem Tod wie in einer Blase, als einzige abgeschottet vom kollektiven Albtraum Norwegens. Wer könnte ihnen das übelnehmen? Wie ein Freund der Familie, für den Sander wie ein kleiner Bruder war, an einer Stelle sagt: ihm ist bewusst, dass es auf Utøya 69 tote Kinder gab, aber nur Sander hat er gekannt und geliebt, und damit wiegt für ihn der Tod dieses einzelnen Kindes schwerer.Inger Johanna steht in diesem Roman sehr alleine da. Ihr Mann, beteiligt an den Ermittlunge von Utøya, ist emotional zerissen und leidet dermaßen, dass sie ihn nicht weiter belasten will - und dann kommt für Inger Johanna ein weiteres, sehr persönliches Problem dazu.Der Schreibstil ist wunderbar. Klar und oft eher nüchtern, aber trotzdem eindringlich... Mir gefiel sehr gut, wie konsequent die Autorin auf Effekthascherei und übertrieben dramatische Schilderungen verzichtet. Die Geschichte ist tragisch genug, dass leise Töne mehr als genügen, um sie zu erzählen.Zitat:"Es war ohnehin zu spät.Das Wohnzimmer war ordentlich und sauber, als ob es in wenigen Stunden fröhliche Gäste empfangen würde. Wenn da nur nicht das tote Kind gewesen wäre."Nicht", murmelte die Mutter fast unhörbar."Das Cover springt direkt ins Auge und macht klar: hier erwartet den Leser ein moderner Thriller mit Hochspannung pur! Der Apfel und die Rasierklinge haben zwar herzlich wenig mit dem Inhalt zu tun, aber das Titelbild fand ich dennoch ansprechend. Kontra:Ich bin leider schon relativ früh darauf gekommen, was passiert ist - allerdings blieb es dennoch spannend, weil die Frage blieb, ob und wie der Fall geklärt werden würde, und welche Konsequenzen es für die Beteiligten haben würde.Das Ende... Ohje, das Ende. Nachdem ich die letzten Seiten gelesen hatte, war ich so schockiert, dass ich das Buch am Liebsten an die Wand gepfeffert hätte. Ich habe mich bitter bei meinem Mann beschwert, und er wies mich darauf hin, dass es ein konsequenter Schluss dieses Buches ist und nahtlos in die Thematik passt. Nach drei Tagen des Nachdenkens muss ich ihm Recht geben, aber es bleibt ein Ende, das nicht leicht verdaulich ist. Zusammenfassung:Für mich ist "Schattenkind" ein erstklassiger nordischer Krimi, der das Kunststück schafft, eine nationale Tragödie zum Hintergrund zu machen, ohne ihm die Tragweite und Relevanz zu nehmen.
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    Skyggedød. What Dark Clouds Hide. Vik/Stubo #5. ANNE HOLT 2012/2017. Storyline is set in the real time of the awful mass murder in Norway. At that same time a young 8 year old boy dies in what seems to be a tragic accident at home. Johanne is a school friend of both parents. Adam is totally absorbed and very busy with the dramatic investigation of the crime shocking the nation and world, while the kids are away on holiday with Isak ..... Johanne gets drawn in by one after the other grand parent, Skyggedød. What Dark Clouds Hide. Vik/Stubo #5. ANNE HOLT 2012/2017. Storyline is set in the real time of the awful mass murder in Norway. At that same time a young 8 year old boy dies in what seems to be a tragic accident at home. Johanne is a school friend of both parents. Adam is totally absorbed and very busy with the dramatic investigation of the crime shocking the nation and world, while the kids are away on holiday with Isak ..... Johanne gets drawn in by one after the other grand parent, colleague, police rookie that just feels there is something not right.....finally she tries to find the truth. How did the boy die, are there other crimes and is someone responsible? What is the full cost to those inside a relationship and those on the outside circle of so much deception and desperation!This was a shocking ending....
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  • Sherry
    January 1, 1970
    found this book at her slow in the beginning. But it became more interesting as I read on. I had read all the other Adam Stubo and JohanneVik mysteries and enjoyed them. I also liked these two characters, their rapport and love for two children. This book was really Johannes story since Adam was involved in the attack on Oslo. She became involved in the death of this youngster involuntarily but kept being drawn in. The boy’s character was interesting, a child with personality and emotional prob found this book at her slow in the beginning. But it became more interesting as I read on. I had read all the other Adam Stubo and JohanneVik mysteries and enjoyed them. I also liked these two characters, their rapport and love for two children. This book was really Johannes story since Adam was involved in the attack on Oslo. She became involved in the death of this youngster involuntarily but kept being drawn in. The boy’s character was interesting, a child with personality and emotional problems,Once I got half way through the story, I needed to keep reading. I had my own idea about guilt and innocence. I just finished the book and although I had gotten some correct, I hated the ending. I am actually angry about the ending. It was totally unexpected.
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  • Katinka Bille
    January 1, 1970
    Min första bekantskap med Anne Holt. En ny favoritförfattare! Påminner kanske lite om Elizabeth George men inte så mångordig. Hennes karaktärer är fantastiska, hennes iakttagelser skarpa, stor igenkänning på små detaljer som gör människorna och miljöerna så trovärdiga. Inte en renodlad deckare, mera psykologisk spänning och komplicerade relationer. Jag kunde inte lägga ifrån mig boken trots att den innehåller väldigt lite traditionell spänning i form av tidspress, cliffhangers etc. Jag gillar oc Min första bekantskap med Anne Holt. En ny favoritförfattare! Påminner kanske lite om Elizabeth George men inte så mångordig. Hennes karaktärer är fantastiska, hennes iakttagelser skarpa, stor igenkänning på små detaljer som gör människorna och miljöerna så trovärdiga. Inte en renodlad deckare, mera psykologisk spänning och komplicerade relationer. Jag kunde inte lägga ifrån mig boken trots att den innehåller väldigt lite traditionell spänning i form av tidspress, cliffhangers etc. Jag gillar också att hon inte frossar i våld, blod och sex. Det enda jag har emot boken är slutet. Det knockade mig, jag ville bara skrika neeeej!
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  • Birgit
    January 1, 1970
    I love Scandinavian fiction. This book was excellent. It was easy to read and gave little away. The characters were all well developed and true to what you would expect. The best thing was that it wasn't until the very end that everything was resolved. Well worth a read.
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  • Nathalia
    January 1, 1970
    No tengo palabras para describie el final de todo WTF!!!Realmente my rating sería 1.5No puedo dejar de darle vuelta en la cabeza al final, de verdad me arruinó toda la serie de libros y por el momento no pienso leer nada más de Anne Holt (qué demonios pasaba por su cabeza)
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  • Markus Rieder
    January 1, 1970
    I gave it 4 stars but had to deduct one for the finish.Great plot though
  • Azzurra Sichera
    January 1, 1970
    Senza infamia e senza lode. Così definirei “Il presagio” di Anne Holt (Einaudi). Piatto, insipido, senza colpi di scena avvincenti. Insomma, un giallo assolutamente privo di colore. Johanne Vik, criminologa e psicologa che spesso collabora con la polizia va a casa di una vecchia compagna di scuola che sta per tenere una rimpatriata. Si reca alla villa prima, per aiutarla nei preparativi e scopre che Sander, il figlio di otto anni di Ellen e Jon è morto, cadendo da una scala pieghevole. Almeno, q Senza infamia e senza lode. Così definirei “Il presagio” di Anne Holt (Einaudi). Piatto, insipido, senza colpi di scena avvincenti. Insomma, un giallo assolutamente privo di colore. Johanne Vik, criminologa e psicologa che spesso collabora con la polizia va a casa di una vecchia compagna di scuola che sta per tenere una rimpatriata. Si reca alla villa prima, per aiutarla nei preparativi e scopre che Sander, il figlio di otto anni di Ellen e Jon è morto, cadendo da una scala pieghevole. Almeno, questo è ciò che le viene detto, ma lei capisce subito che c'è qualcosa di strano nella scena a cui assiste.Sottolineo che queste solo le primissime pagine del libro, non sto spoilerando nulla. Il libro inizia infatti con: "Il bambino era disteso sulle ginocchia della madre, come se stesse dormendo". Quindi che Sander sia morto si capisce già dal primo rigo.Ora, ripeto, non voglio fare spoiler, ma nei gialli di norma si è abituati ad avere diversi personaggi che gravitano attorno a un delitto. Gli indizi arrivano nel corso della lettura, il lettore inizia ad avere dei sospetti che, se l'autore è bravo, vengono puntualmente smentiti, e si gusta il piacere della scoperta insieme al protagonista del romanzo. Se qui si arriva sulla scena del delitto con due persone coinvolte le possibilità non possono essere molte. Né si può pretendere che il lettore creda all'ipotesi dell'incidente. Non vedo perché si debba leggere il romanzo fino alla fine se è l'autrice stessa a consegnarci il colpevole già nelle prime pagine.
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  • Micol Mian
    January 1, 1970
    È l'ultimo libro di una serie, quindi ero pronta a dargli il beneficio del dubbio per quel che riguarda i personaggi non particolarmente approfonditi, ma dopo aver letto le ultime venti righe so che se fossi stata già affezionata alla protagonista la mia vaga perplessità si sarebbe tramutata in odio feroce verso l'autrice, quindi... Meglio così, credo. Di certo, dopo quel finale, non ho molta intenzione di recuperare i precedenti volumi e mi dirotterò probabilmente, come volevo fare fin dall'ini È l'ultimo libro di una serie, quindi ero pronta a dargli il beneficio del dubbio per quel che riguarda i personaggi non particolarmente approfonditi, ma dopo aver letto le ultime venti righe so che se fossi stata già affezionata alla protagonista la mia vaga perplessità si sarebbe tramutata in odio feroce verso l'autrice, quindi... Meglio così, credo. Di certo, dopo quel finale, non ho molta intenzione di recuperare i precedenti volumi e mi dirotterò probabilmente, come volevo fare fin dall'inizio, sull'altra sua serie.Per quel che riguarda il libro in sé, si legge bene, questo va concesso, ma... L'ho trovato molto poco d'impatto, considerando il tema trattato, e anche l'indagine in sé - se da un thriller ci si vuole aspettare solo questo, invece di complessità e riflessioni e introspezione - mi è sembrata confusa. C'erano troppi punti di vista, nessuno dei quali incastrato particolarmente bene, per quanto mi riguarda, e certe cose saltano ancora più agli occhi quando la tematica è delicata come l'abuso infantile, e a tratti anche la pedofilia. ((view spoiler)[E il fatto che la pedofilia di fatto sia un red herring è così sgradevole, non perché ci tenessi ad aggiungere quella dimensione, ma farlo letteralmente solo per depistare è svilente (hide spoiler)]).È strano, perché l'ho letto in pochissimo tempo ed ero convinta di non apprezzarlo molto soltanto perché l'ho iniziato in un momento un po' particolare, ma arrivata alla fine e ripercorrendo la storia a ritroso, non ho fatto che trovare nuove critiche.E poi davvero. Il finale.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    Kuollut kulma on ensimmäinen lukemani Anne Holtin kirjoittama kirja ja samalla siis luonnollusesti myös ensimmäinen lukemani Inger Johanne Vik -sarjan kirja. Takakansi vaikutti hyvin lupaavalta, vaikka se pitkälti paljastikin jo koko kirjan juonen. Alku lunasti hyvin odotukset. Sitten kuitenkin tapahtui jotain. Valtaosa kirjasta oli sekavaa sekoilua, milloin Inger Johanne miettii raskausasioita, milloin taas Ellen ryypiskelee... Loppua kohden kirja kyllä parani taas ja onnistui todella yllättämä Kuollut kulma on ensimmäinen lukemani Anne Holtin kirjoittama kirja ja samalla siis luonnollusesti myös ensimmäinen lukemani Inger Johanne Vik -sarjan kirja. Takakansi vaikutti hyvin lupaavalta, vaikka se pitkälti paljastikin jo koko kirjan juonen. Alku lunasti hyvin odotukset. Sitten kuitenkin tapahtui jotain. Valtaosa kirjasta oli sekavaa sekoilua, milloin Inger Johanne miettii raskausasioita, milloin taas Ellen ryypiskelee... Loppua kohden kirja kyllä parani taas ja onnistui todella yllättämään. Kirjalla on tärkeä sanoma. Lapsia pahoinpidellään liikaa - myös muita kuin työttömien alkoholiongelmaisten lapsia. Voisin kuvitella lukevani muitakin tämän sarjan kirjoja, vaikka Kuollut kulma olikin pieni pettymys.
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  • Rog Harrison
    January 1, 1970
    This is a depressing book. It is the final book in the Stubo and Vik series though Adam Stubo does not have much of a role. This book introduces Henrik Holme a newly recruited police officer who plays a fairly important part in this story. A child dies at the start of this book and the main story is about whether it was an accident or whether he was the victim of abuse. I had an inkling of what might have happened but I was unprepared for the revelations at the end. There are also some other sho This is a depressing book. It is the final book in the Stubo and Vik series though Adam Stubo does not have much of a role. This book introduces Henrik Holme a newly recruited police officer who plays a fairly important part in this story. A child dies at the start of this book and the main story is about whether it was an accident or whether he was the victim of abuse. I had an inkling of what might have happened but I was unprepared for the revelations at the end. There are also some other shocking revelations and events at the end of this book and although it is a compelling read it is depressing.
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  • Sngsweelian
    January 1, 1970
    Didn’t know this is the last of the Johanne Vik & Adam Stubo series. Both characters didn’t feature very prominently in this book so it is odd that they are supposed to be a team solving crimes. My response to my first Anne Holt book is lukewarm. Will take quite a bit for me to pick up another Anne Holt book.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    The answer to this "mystery" was obvious from about page 10, and Anne Holt is clearly sick of Johanna Vik - there was something makeshift about the whole thing - but what a strange way to end the series.
  • Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    Johanne Vik deserved a better ending.
  • Agnese
    January 1, 1970
    Ditemi dove abita la Holt che la vado ad aspettare sotto casa, a parte che mi ha fatto stare con il mal di stomaco per tutto il libro, un finale così non me lo meritavo!
  • Kin
    January 1, 1970
    Scusate. Annie Holt!. Invecchiamo tutti. Letto metà. L'altra metà leggetevela voi. Probabilmente, mea culpa , ma mi annoia.
  • Jeannie May
    January 1, 1970
    Depressing, dark and incredibly disappointing.
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