By Anne Holt
The silent, snow-covered streets of Oslo are an ideal scene of Christmas tranquillity. yet over the tolling of bells for the final Sunday of introduction, a black observe sounds. A boy's physique washes up close to the coastline of the city's Aker Bridge. His corpse is bloated via the water, nearly unrecognisable. not anyone has even troubled to document him lacking. One week later, the bishop of Bergen is located stabbed to loss of life on a abandoned highway. Eva Karin Lysgaard is a well-liked public determine, a sixty-two year-old grandmother: why was once she on a lone errand within the abandoned urban, at the evening sooner than Christmas? Johanne Vik, legal researcher and police profiler, is termed in to untangle the incentive in the back of the bishopï¿½s homicide. yet together with her husband on the head of this more and more high-profile research, Vikï¿½s organization with the case is less than severe scrutiny. And why does Lysgaardï¿½s stunning demise lead her in the direction of the sorrowful dying of an unknown boy?
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His other hand was clutching something that was definitely a body: a head facing away from him, two arms and a dark jacket. It was just so heavy. So bloody heavy. His arms were aching and he had no feeling in his fingers. He didn’t let go. The young man who had just jumped in was gasping for air. The first paralyzing shock of the cold water had given way to an agonising pain so fierce that his lungs were threatening to go on strike. He was treading water so frenetically that half his body was above the surface.
The bishop? ’ He nodded. ‘How? I mean, if they’ve called you it has to involve a crime? Has she been murdered? Has Bishop Lysgaard been murdered? How? ’ Adam had another drink and rubbed his face, as if that might sober him up. ‘I don’t know much at all. It must have happened just …’ He glanced at his watch. ‘Just over two hours ago. Killed with a knife, that’s all I know. Well, we can’t say for certain that she was stabbed to death, but so far the cause of death appears to be a stab wound in the area of the heart.
Adam was standing in the kitchen where his mother-in-law couldn’t see him. He waved to Johanne, silently forming words with his lips: ‘Take no notice. ’ ‘Dam-di-rum-ram,’ said Kristiane. ‘You can have whatever you want,’ Johanne whispered. ’ She knew it didn’t help at all. Kristiane made her own decisions about where she was. During the course of fourteen years with this child so close to her that she sometimes found it difficult to tell which was her and which was her daughter, she still had no idea what made her go from one state to the other.