Isola

Isola Isola

The Copenhagen series #5

A man wakes to the nightmarish sound of an industrial saw. Tied up and unable to move, he can only watch as the blade approaches…

Jeppe Kørner is on leave from the police force and has taken refuge on the island of Bornholm for the winter. Back in Copenhagen, Anette Werner is tasked with leading the investigation into a severed corpse discovered in a trunk buried in a downtown playground. Also on Bornholm, Esther de Laurenti is writing a biography on a female anthropologist with a mysterious past, Margrethe Dybris, all whilst coming to terms with her own crushing sense of loneliness. When Jeppe lends a helping hand at the island’s local sawmill, he unwittingly finds himself in the crosshairs of a sinister mystery rooted in the past, forcing him to once more team up with Anette and Esther to unravel the island’s secrets before the murderer strikes again.

Katrine Engberg’s Isola is the fifth novel about the Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner.

Reviews

  • “Let it be said at once: Katrine Engberg is part of the upper echelon of Danish crime writing. She knows how to construct a shrewd plot and create believable characters and scenes, and on top of that she formulates herself in a smooth and effortless language. All of this she proves once again in the fifth installment about police detectives Anette Werner and Jeppe Kørner, Isola. /…/ It’s well-devised and surprising.”

    Berlingske, Denmark

  • “Engberg accomplishes the feat of keeping the reader guessing, right up until the point where everything falls into place in a wild finale.”

    Jydske Vestkysten, Denmark

  • “Katrine Engberg is always a guarantor for a thrilling crime read.”

    Femina, Denmark

  • “This one is something truly special.”

    ★★★★★★

    Sidses bogreol

  • “[Isola] kept surprising until the very end.”

    ★★★★★

    Boginspiration.dk, Denmark

  • “Nothing short of a masterpiece.”

    ★★★★★

    Krummes Krummelurer, Denmark

  • “I rejoice, weep and shudder.”

    ★★★★★★

    Frk. West, Denmark

  • Isola is, straight from the shoulder, the best crime novel I’ve read all year – and it will be difficult to find one to match it.

    ★★★★★★

    Bogfidusen, Denmark

  • “Can someone please tell me why I haven’t read anything by Katrine Engberg before? Huge, huge recommendations.”

    ★★★★★★

    Bogens Liv

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Author
Photo: Les Kaner Katrine Engberg
Published
2020
Genre
  • Crime
Pages
355
Reading material

Danish edition

Rights sold

Denmark, Alpha

Germany, Diogenes

Netherlands, Bruna

Norway, Capitana

Sweden, Forum

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