Varg Veum receives a surprise visit in his office. A woman introduces herself as his half-sister, and she has a job for him. Her god-daughter, a 19-year-old trainee nurse from Haugesund, moved from her bedsit in Bergen two weeks ago. Since then no one has heard anything from her. She didn’t leave an address. She doesn’t answer her phone. And the police refuse to take her case seriously.
Veum’s investigation uncovers a series of carefully covered-up crimes and pent-up hatreds, and the trail leads to a gang of extreme bikers on the hunt for a group of people whose dark deeds are hidden by the anonymity of the Internet. And then things get personal…
Chilling, shocking and exceptionally gripping, Big Sister reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world’s foremost thriller writers.
Even though this is part of a series, Big Sister works very well as a stand alone. I do advise reading the others also due to them being really great reads and wouldn’t want anyone to miss out.
It was really good to meet up with Varg again. I was actually quite happy when his half sister turns up as thought it might bring something to his solitary lifestyle. Obviously being a crime book, someone just turning up out of the blue like that is going to bring a certain amount of mystery along with them and this comes in the form of her missing god daughter.
Varg obviously cant turn down the case and have to admit I was very intrigued to see why a young adult would suddenly just disappear. Varg certainly leaves no stone unturned and as he delves deeper he certainly turns up some surprises.
Big Sister is packed full of mystery and suspense. Whilst not a fast paced action thriller, the author commands your attention and has you hooked from the first page and keeps you there until the last. The series is certainly crying out to me made in to one for the television screen. Another intriguing and entertaining read.
My thanks to Anne Cater and Orenda Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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