The Absent One

by Jussi Adler-Olsen | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0525952896 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 8/2/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, August 02, 2013
Amazon Editorial Review

New York Times bestseller Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the second book in his electrifying Department Q series.

In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck—or readers—expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects—part of a group of privileged boarding-school students—confessed and was convicted.

But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren’t the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried . . . as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head.

Every bit as pulse-pounding as the book that launched the series, The Absent One delivers further proof that Jussi Adler-Olsen is one of the world's premier thriller writers.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, August 02, 2013
This is the second in the series that features Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases.

A brother and sister were murdered 20 years ago and a criminal confessed to the crime but all is not what it seems. The crime involved a group from a privileged boarding school. Morck sets off to investigate this group and finds they belong to a exclusive hunting club with the exception of Kimmie.

Kimmie is now a homeless woman living off the streets and avoiding her friends and evading the police because she has all the secrets.

Back once again is the assistant Assad who takes a bigger hand in helping with the investigation and added to the mix is Rose who has created a stir in another department and been shifted to Dept Q and out of the way.

This is another great story but should be read in series order for greater insight into the characters. There was not quite as much humour in this one and I did miss that.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 04, 2013
This book is with me now, though I need to read Keeper of Lost Causes first.

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Detective of Department Q, Carl Mørck, is back in this second book of the series, in attempts to solve previously unsolved murders. When a file winds up on his desk of a mystery that has a suspect charged, Mørck is confused. Why would this file be on his desk if the murder was already solved? Not to let anything slide past him, Mørck sets out to investigate with his assistant Assad and his new, and annoying, office manager Rose.

The murder was of siblings by a private school for rich kids. The suspects are now wealthy and well-known members of society, with the exception of one that was killed in a hunting accident and one that has disappeared on to the streets. When the suspects find out that Mørck is investigating the case once again, they try to shut down his operation by scaring him at home and eventually going through political channels to stop him at work. Mørck is a stubborn guy though and nothing will deter him. Can he put these guys in their place?

Again, this book was more about the characters than the mystery itself. You already know who had done the killing, so the real mystery here was how Mørck was going to catch them. We still didn't learn much about Mørck's assistant Assad though he continued to be a source of humour in this book.

Definitely an interesting series and one I will continue to read.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Lending this to a neighbour.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, February 08, 2014
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books.

I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 20, 2017

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