The Last Fix [NOOK Book]

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An intricate psychological thriller from the master of Norwegian crimewriting— the latest in the Oslo Detective’s series A recovering drug addict, Katrine Bratterud, is almost finished with her time in rehab. One evening, contemplating her success at the shore of a lake, she senses that she is not alone.

The discovery of Katrine’s corpse the following day brings detectives Frølich and Gunnarstranda onto the case and into a web of secrets ...

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The Last Fix

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Overview


An intricate psychological thriller from the master of Norwegian crimewriting— the latest in the Oslo Detective’s series A recovering drug addict, Katrine Bratterud, is almost finished with her time in rehab. One evening, contemplating her success at the shore of a lake, she senses that she is not alone.

The discovery of Katrine’s corpse the following day brings detectives Frølich and Gunnarstranda onto the case and into a web of secrets and lies that stretches back generations.

K.O. Dahl weaves an intricate plot, juxtaposing the selfdelusion of drug addicts with the more complex self-delusions of the well-respected middle-class people treating them. Like Henning Mankell, Dahl manages to merge the suspense of the classical whodunit with the detailed precision of the police procedural novel.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Intense police inspector Gunnarstranda and his easygoing aide, Frank Frølich, tackle the murder of recovering drug addict Katrine Bratterud in Dahl’s entertaining third crime thriller featuring the Oslo cops to be made available in English (after The Man in the Window). Bratterud’s nude, raped body turns up the morning after a party given by Annabeth Ås of the Vinterhagen Rehabilitation Centre and her husband, Bjørn Gerhardsen. It seems Bratterud came to the party with one boyfriend, left the party to meet another boyfriend, then went off on her own. Everyone has secrets to hide, and the two detectives have to contend with planted evidence, false confessions, red herrings, and, perhaps, a spurious connection to an unsolved murder decades earlier. Despite modern forensics, Gunnarstranda and Frølich rely on old-fashioned interview techniques, dogged comparisons of stories and time lines, to unravel the lies in a whodunit full of psychological insights. (Mar.)
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Praise for the writing of K.O. Dahl:

 
"The new king of detective stories. He combines high suspense with humour. He is the next Henning Mankell.” --Max (Germany)

"[I]n a league of his own." --Aftenposten (Norway)

"Dahl is the shining star of the genre.” --Hamar Arbeiderblad (Norway)

“Recommend to fans of Karin Fossum and Kjell Eriksson. Dahl is a formidable talent.” --Booklist

 
"The plot of the book is quite complex, but completely engaging.... Each of the possible suspects seems to be hiding something, and virtually no one tells the truth. It's a difficult job for the police in that there are very few leads. Dahl excels at upping the psychological suspense; it is almost impossible to determine who the murderer is." --reviewingtheevidence.com on The Last Fix

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429912501
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Series: Oslo Detectives , #3
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 142,370
  • File size: 387 KB

Meet the Author


KJELL OLA DAHL, widely recognized as one of Norway’s premier crime writers has ever since his debut in 1993 maintained a position as one of the best in the genre in Norway.
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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    good read

    i enjoyed this book, but i found it to drag on in parts. as an avid reader of scandinavian mystery writers, i will say that k.o. dahl is one of my favorites. and, while "the last fix" was something i was able to finish in a few sittings, i will recommend that you prepare yourself for it to be slow in parts.

    i wa especially disappointed with the ending. after draggin out some parts of the story, it seemed to me that the way it was concluded was a bit hasty.

    a good buy, but not a spectacular read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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