Beyond the Truth by Anne Holt
Hanne Wilhelmsen Book Seven (A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel)

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From internationally bestselling and award-winning author Anne Holt—hailed as “the godmother of Norwegian crime fiction” by Jo Nesbø—the exciting seventh installment in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series in which the brilliant female detective investigates a mass killing in the luxurious home of one of Oslo’s wealthiest families.

Shortly before Christmas, Hanne Wilhelmsen, Chief Inspector of the Norwegian Police, is called to the scene of multiple murders. Four people are found shot dead at the home of the wealthy Stahlberg family: shipping merchants and notorious for family disputes and lawsuits. Three of the dead are members of the family, and the fourth victim is an undistinguished author, seemingly out of place. A bottle of champagne had been opened but not drunk. What was the cause for celebration?

As Hanne and her long-time police partner, Billy T., investigate, they unearth many motives for the murders; each surviving member of the Stahlberg family had good reason to want the victims dead. But Hanne doesn’t believe that the full story has been revealed, and she concentrates her efforts on discovering why the author was at the home of one of Oslo’s richest families. As Hanne draws closer to the truth, she will once again risk everything for justice. But this time, will she pay the ultimate price?
 

About Anne Holt

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Anne Holt, acclaimed author of the Hanne Wilhelmsen mysteries, has worked as a journalist and news anchor and spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department before founding her own law firm and serving as Norway's Minister for Justice in 1996-1997. She lives in Oslo with her family.
 
Published December 6, 2016 by Scribner. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction