Sak 1569 A Question of Guilt
William Wisting #14
William Wisting has entered the second week of his summer holiday. He observes from the sidelines how a local missing persons case grows into a national news story. Agnete Roll has now been missing for three days, and no clues can be found.
Even as the disappearance makes headlines, Wisting receives a mysterious letter containing a set of numbers and nothing else. He connects them to an old case code for a murder, one he wasn’t personally assigned to. One summer night in 1999, 17-year-old Tone Vaterland was killed on her way home from work. The case was quickly solved and the perpetrator sentenced and sent to prison. The case has nearly been lost to memory, but recent events now reveal connections that weren’t visible twenty years ago.
The letter is only the first in a series, all pointing to there being another truth behind the case then the one found by the police. Wisting will have to search for the sender as well as the true facts – but far from everyone are happy to have him shed new light on the past.
“This year’s Christmas crime novel has been served. /…/ [Jørn Lier Horst] gives us a particularly well-written and thrilling piece of crime that has us stretched out on the rack till the last page. /…/ It comes as no surprise that Jørn Lier Horst has written a crime novel that belongs at the top. He’s been spoiling us with them since his debut.”
“A well-written and intensely thrilling story.”
“You have to give him that, Jørn Lier Horst, that he both knows how to craft a good plot and to make the lines all come together. Combined with his professional credibility, unique in Norway, it’s easy to see why William Wisting sells like hot cakes.”
“Jørn Lier Horst is back with one of the best books in the Wisting series.”
“Horst is a craftsman, and at his best a truly masterful writer of crime novels.”
“The Norwegian crime fiction star lives up to expectations. /…/ A Question of Guilt is a complex and smartly told story with a surprising conclusion. Competently told.”
“Crime fiction of the highest level.”
- Jørn Lier Horst
- Reading material
- Rights sold
Czech Republic, Zlin
Estonia, Eesti Raamat
Norway, Bonnier Norsk
Poland, Smak Slowa
Portugal, Dom Quixote
Sweden, Wahlström & Widstrand
UK, Michael Joseph
- Film rights sold