Where Roses Never Die by Gunnar Staalesen

May 18, 2017 | No comments


In brief: Private investigator Varg Veum is hired to investigate the disappearance of a 3 year old girl 25 years earlier.

Setting: Bergen, Norway

The good: This had everything I want from a good mystery: an interesting case with lots of emotional aspects, great characters, just the right amount of foreshadowing and conflicting clues. Veum is the epitome of my favourite type of investigator – melancholic, misunderstood, and heavily flawed (but brilliant).

The not-so-good: The plot occasionally progressed a bit slow.

Why I read it: Shortlisted for the 2017 Petrona Award.

My rating: ★★★★

Conclusion: I will definitely read the other 19 books in the series.

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