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Sister by Kjell Ola Dahl

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Orenda Books
Source: Random Things Tours
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About The Book

Oslo detective Frølich searches for the mysterious sister of a young female asylum seeker, but when people start to die, everything points to an old case and a series of events that someone will do anything to hide…
Suspended from duty, Detective Frølich is working as a private investigator, when his girlfriend’s colleague asks for his help with a female asylum seeker, who the authorities are about to deport. She claims to have a sister in Norway, and fears that returning to her home country will mean instant death.
Frølich quickly discovers the whereabouts of the young woman’s sister, but things become increasingly complex when she denies having a sibling, and
Frølich is threatened off the case by the police. As the body count rises, it becomes clear that the answers lie in an old investigation, and the
mysterious sister, who is now on the run…
A dark, chilling and up-to-the-minute Nordic Noir thriller, Sister is also a tense and well-plotted murder mystery with a moving tragedy at its heart, cementing Kjell Ola Dahl as one of the greatest crime writers of our generation.


My Thoughts

I am sure that in these moments where everyone has to stay at home due to the pandemic, a cold and twisted detective case will put everyone’s heart beating faster than ever, who could predict that a Nordic Noir thriller would be the one to break my reading block?
This is not my first read of this author, Ola Dahl, and as always the case is as addictive and twisted as I was hopping. Sister, is a story about family, cover-ups and lies; seems that there’s not a family that doesn’t have a hidden past… Do you really know your family? Don’t say it’s my fault when you start finding bodies buried in your attic! 😉
Detective Frølich, the main character, is a tenacious and intelligent investigator, when a friend asks for his help, he couldn’t predict how deeper this case would get; because it could involve a deportation, family secrets and an old investigation… oh yes, all the perfect ingredients to keep you awake this night, believe me.
I liked how the author treats with respect and in a human way the fear of deportation, it’s not the same reading it on the news than to endure it in your own skin. This will put the case in a clock, because if Frølich doesn’t find the missing sister his case will disappear into thin air, putting at risk his female client. There were so many emotions and thoughts about the situation on my mind while I was reading the story, that’s why I am sure that any reader that would start this book would not be able to put it down no matter how hard they try it! On one side there’s the clock ticking, on the other the police trying to close the case and then there’s Frølich fighting against everyone to discover the truth, maybe he is the hero we all want in a desperate moment… but don’t worry, he is here to save you at least for a few hours in these horrible moments. Thank me latter! 😉

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About The Author

One of the fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Kjell Ola Dahl was born in 1958 in Gjøvik. He made his debut in 1993, and has since published eleven novels, the most prominent of which is a series of police procedurals cum psychological thrillers featuring investigators Gunnarstranda and Frølich. In 2000 he won the Riverton Prize for The Last Fix and he won both the prestigious Brage and Riverton Prizes for The Courier in 2015. His work has been published in 14 countries, and he lives in Oslo.