Det innerste rommet

Det innerste rommet The Innermost Room

The Cold Case Quartet #2

When parliament member and Labor Party veteran Bernhard Clausen suddenly dies in a heart attack, William Wisting is hastily called to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office. The police has discovered something in Clausen’s cabin that doesn’t match his image as a wholesome and driven politician. The nation’s interests might have been put at risk and the case has to be handled with utter discretion, out of sight of the press and the people.

Wisting, a select few from the police force, and Wisting’s daughter Line are recruited to the secret investigation unit. They soon find that secrets had less to do with politics, and all the more to do with crime. Among else the missing persons case of a young man who disappeared during a fishing trip to Gjersjøen lake in 2003, not long after which a letter had appeared on the Director of Public Prosecutions’ doorstep. The letter had implied Clausen’s involvement in the case, but the accusation had been waved off.

In a twist of fate, the Gjersjøen case has now appeared on Cold Case investigator Adrian Stiller’s desk. Wisting reluctantly faces the facts: he’ll need his former partner Stiller’s help in order to uncover Bernhard Clausen’s innermost secrets.


  • “Jørn Lier Horst is a terribly skilled craftsman.”

    Verdens Gang, Norway

  • “Jørn Lier Horst knows a thing or two about how a police investigation is carried out. With its lack of exaggerated dramatic devices the new novel about William Wisting is more thrilling than most. /…/ The big puzzle in the novel is elegantly pieced together with great credibility. By staying on a believable and sober plane, the plot paradoxically becomes all the more suspenseful.”

    Dagsavisen, Norway

  • “The books about William Wisting are something unto themselves, and get many readers hooked. But for the readers are to stick around, it takes renewal – and Jørn Lier Horst has succeeded in achieving it also this time. /…/ The Innermost Room is a great, pacey novel with a high suspense level from the first till the last page!”

    Tvedestrandsposten, Norway

  • “Reading Jørn Lier Horst is like “coming home.” /…/ In this crime novel the intrigue is truly great, even better than in his previous ones. /…/ This book makes evident why Lier Horst is the current bestselling author in Norway.”


    Fædrelandsvennen, Norway

  • “[Jørn Lier Horst’s novels] maintain an impressively high quality. /…/ Lier Horst might be Norway’s most solid crime fiction craftsman.”

    Dagbladet, Norway

  • “Surprising and absorbing. /…/ The author has the ability to keep the dramatic developments and suspense at an equally high level.”

    Tønsbergs Blad, Norway

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  • Crime
Reading material

Norwegian edition

Rights sold

Czech Republic, Zlin

Denmark, Modtryk

Estonia, Eesti Raamat

Germany, Piper

Japan, Shogakukan

Lithuania, Baltos Lankos

Norway, Capitana

Poland, Smak Slowa

Slovakia, Premedia

Sweden, Wahlström & Widstrand

Ukraine, Nora-Druk

UK, Michael Joseph

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