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Blessed Are Those Who Thirst: (Hanne Wilhelmsen 2) (Hanne Wilhelmsen Series)
by Anne Holt | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 11/27/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 27, 2016

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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. 

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 06, 2017

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As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - lots of blood, no bodies. The rape story was by far the more credible of the two & I was quite convinced by the actions of the poor girl who was raped & her fathers. The murders though, not so convincing. The problem for me was the culprit & his/her (don't want to give anything away!) reasons were poor & while things were tied up, it just wasn't in a very satisfactory way fact, I finished the book a day or two ago & have just had to flick back & just check the culprit was who I thought!

Another criticism I have is I just don't understand what the author is trying to say about Hanne. I have no problem whatsoever with her being a lesbian...I either like & believe in a character or I don't, doesn't matter whether they're male or female, gay or straight, white, brown or sky-blue pink with polka dots....but I found the author seemed to create the old & thankfully now out-dated stereotype of a lesbian, as a butch hairy-legged motor-biker, then tries to turn it around by counteracting it with something to supposedly prove her femininity like she maybe a biker but her Harley's pink - (*rolls eyes*) & as for this comment...

"With a stolen glance, Hakon ascertained that she didn't shave her legs"...Shock horror!!!! but don't worry because he goes on..."It was okay, as she had only some light, soft, feminine down that made her look even lovelier than if her legs had been shiny" Seriously?

I don't know whether this has lost something in translation or to be fair it's just dated (it was written over 20 years ago) whatever, it's certainly irritated me & I don't think I'll be reading anymore in the series. 

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Matalan in Halifax, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at -- By post or by hand --, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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so far this book is very good. havent got very far into it but enjoying it all the same. i bought it in a charity shop and when i am finished i will donate it to another charity shop, and let someone else read this really good book. and hope they enjoy it as much as i am. 

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