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Tolv utemte hester Twelve Untamed Horses

Hanne Wilhelmsen #12

Hanne Wilhelmsen’s life is about to fall apart. Her wife, Nefis, has left her and taken their daughter, Ida, with her. When one of the few people in the world that Hanne cares about is brutally killed, she must fight to both save her family and solve a murder case far more important than she has ever faced before. Struggling with her own destructive forces and thoughts, she is led into a bleak landscape of hatred, contempt, and abuse, where it also turns out that a series of unexplained pregnancies are part of a larger, terrifying whole. Sleep-deprived and desperate, Hanne works around the clock and eventually finds a truth that is unbearable. For some.


The Riverton Prize (Best Crime Novel of the Year) Norway 2024
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  • Twelve Untamed Horses is cleverly composed, penned by an author how knows how to express herself in crisp, very efficient language. And as usual, when Anne Holt’s name is on the cover, you are required to use your head.”

    Nettavisen, Norway

  • Twelve Untamed Horses is a complex crime novel with several tangents that gradually twist together into a masterful and fascinating mystery where the tension is kept up until the very end. /…/ It’s also a brave crime novel, and Holt introduces a jaw-dropping turning point. /…/ Ever since her debut, Anne Holt has been one of our leading crime writers, and with Twelve Untamed Horses, she shows that she is at her best.”


    Verdens Gang, Norway

  • “A more playful and humorous Holt.”


    Dagbladet, Norway

  • “Wow! And double-wow! Anne Holt starts her twelfth Hanne Wilhelmsen-novel with a bang. Or two. /…/ Two plotlines drive the story forward and keep the reader engaged. /…/ It’s entertaining, as always.”

    Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway

Anne Holt
  • Crime
Reading material

Norwegian edition

Rights sold

Denmark, Modtryk

Finland, Gummerus

Germany, Atrium

Italy, Einaudi

Netherlands, House of Books

Norway, Gyldendal

Sweden, Piratförlaget

Film rights sold

Sweden, Nordic Drama Queens / Amazon

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