It’s a sweltering summer in Sweden and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is long overdue for a holiday when a secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation. One of its members, a girl on the cusp of adolescence, is found dead in the forest near their holiday camp, brutally raped and strangled; the discovery of her body has been phoned in by an anonymous caller.
The members of the sect, the Pure Life, are led by Oscar Yellinek, a charismatic but unnervingly guarded messiah figure. In an act that mystifies and infuriates Van Veeteren and his associates, the members of the Pure Life choose to remain silent about the incident rather than defend themselves. But an unidentified woman is continuing to assist the authorities, and her knowledge suggests she’s more than just a passing Good Samaritan. Her tips become doubly perplexing as a new string of increasingly horrifying crimes defy everything Van Veeteren and his team thought they knew about the case.
A riveting new addition to Håkan Nesser’s acclaimed series, The Inspector and Silence is suspense at its haunting best.
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Intendent MÃ¼nster steps out of the shadow of his old boss, the now fully retired Inspector Van Veeteren, in Nesserâs sterling sixth Inspector Van Veeteren mystery (after 2011âs The Inspector and Silence).Jun 18 2012 | Read Full Review of The Inspector and Silence
Van Veeteren immediately suspects the sinister cult leader, Oscar Yellinek, of killing first one, then another of his eerily silent charges, but he himself faces the real mystery of this disturbing parable of good and evil: how long will Van Veeteren, "spoiled over the years" by human inhumanity,...Apr 04 2011 | Read Full Review of The Inspector and Silence
The members of the sect attending the camp deny that any girls are missing, but then there is a third call, with the caller giving directions on how exactly to find a girl she claims is dead.Jun 14 2011 | Read Full Review of The Inspector and Silence
The Inspector and Silence by by Håkan Nesser is a thoughtful police procedural in which Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren slowly shifts through the morass of detail and finally picks out the key facts that crack the somewhat controversial case.Apr 13 2012 | Read Full Review of The Inspector and Silence
Review: Detective Inspector Van Veeteren assists in the investigation of a missing girl from a church camp some refer to it as a cult camp in The Inspector and Silence, the fifth mystery in this series by Håkan Nesser, originally published in 1997 under the title Kommissarien och Tystnaden.| Read Full Review of The Inspector and Silence
Chief Inspector Van Veeteren has had just about enough of police work.Apr 27 2012 | Read Full Review of The Inspector and Silence
Soon the woman calls again and tells the police where to find the body of one of the camp girls.Jul 21 2011 | Read Full Review of The Inspector and Silence
Van Veeteren knows the girl as he had interviewed her the previous day.Jul 02 2010 | Read Full Review of The Inspector and Silence
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