Salige er de som tørster

Salige er de som tørster Blessed are Those who Thirst

Hanne Wilhelmsen #2

In this thrilling story of rape and revenge, Hanne Wilhelmsen races against the clock to prevent the privatization of justice. How does our society treat individuals such as rape victims and refugees? The novel delves into the nature of powerlessness – the powerlessness of immigrants confronting an immigration officer, the powerlessness of a rape victim confronting her aggressor.

Blessed are Those who Thirst is the second installment in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series.

In 1997, Blessed are Those who Thirst became a motion picture directed by Carl Jørgen Kiønig.


  • “Anne Holt goes from strength to strength.”

    Gefle Dagblad, Sweden

  • “A wonderful combination of old-school police procedure and amateur detective work /…/ Holt is a master of balancing criminal procedure with suspense /…/ This is a series that demands to be read, and the more quickly the better.”

    The Book Reporter, US

  • “A perfect entry point into Scandinavian crime /…/ A sure pleasure for police-procedural fans who read everything from Slaughter to Nesbo.”

    Booklist *Starred Review*, US

  • “Fast-paced and involving /…/ Holt knows psychology as well as she knows the ins and outs of police-work. She quickly draws the reader into the minds and lives of half a dozen disparate characters — none more interesting than Inspector Wilhelmsen herself… Holt’s visions of societal and ethical decay are balanced by glimpses of great poignancy, human consolation and love.”

    Wall Street Journal, US

  • “Exuberant and suspenseful”

    Dagbladet, Norway

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Brazil, Fundamento

Czech Republic, Jota

Denmark, Gyldendal

Finland, Gummerus

Germany, Piper

Italy, Einaudi

Norway, Vigmostad & Bjørke

Poland, Proszynski

Romania, Trei

Spain, Mondadori

Sweden, Norstedts

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Film rights sold

Sweden, Miso

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