Silence by Jan Costin Wagner
A Novel (Pegasus Crime)

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A prize-winning psychological crime novel featuring the melancholy Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa.

One ordinary summer’s day, a young girl disappears while cycling to volleyball practice. Her abandoned bike is found in exactly the same place that another girl was assaulted and murdered thirty-three years previously. The perpetrator was never brought to justice, so the authorities suspect the same killer has struck again. The eeriness of the crime unsettles not only the police and public, but also someone who has been carrying a burden of guilt for many years. . . .

Detective Kimmo Joentaa calls upon the help of his older colleague Ketola, who worked on the original murder, in the hope that they can solve both cases. While they are following up leads, the ripples from the impact of the new disappearance spread and Kimmo discovers that the truth is not always what you expect.
 

About Jan Costin Wagner

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Jan Costin Wagner was born in 1972 near Frankfurt. He divides his time between Germany and Finland (the home country of his wife). His novels include Silence and Ice Moon. á á á Anthea Bell (translator) is the recipient of the Schlegel TiAnthea Bell (translator) is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002gn Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald's "Austerlitz", and the for the translation of W. G. Sebald's "Austerlitz", and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. She liv 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. She lives in Cambridge, England. es in Cambridge, England.
 
Published December 15, 2011 by Pegasus. 272 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Joentaa and Ketola do their best to deal with Sinikka’s troubled parents and unearth traces of a third similar disappearance a mere 24 years back, Wagner slowly brings Timo’s combination of guilt, denial, passivity and enjoyment of his perfectly normal family to a boil.

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Patrick Anderson New York Times 3.5 of 5 Stars "Mr. Perry is known for good reason as a careful, incisive writer of psychological crime stories.

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The Hollywood Reporter

Between performances in which every exchange is either barked with fury or mumbled with forced repression, to the increasingly violent scenarios – one which involves Jean spying on his parents through a rifle scope, his finger close to the trigger – the film shoves its hostile attitude in the vie...

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