One of the standouts of the Nordic thriller boom. New York Magazine
Riktor doesn t like the way the policeman storms into his home without even knocking. He doesn t like the arrogant way he walks around the house, taking note of its contents. The policeman doesn t bother to explain why he's there, and Riktor is too afraid to ask. He knows he's guilty of a terrible crime and he's sure the policeman has found him out. But when the policeman finally does arrest him, it's for something totally unexpected. Riktor doesn t have a clear conscience, but the crime he's being accused of is one he certainly didn t commit. Imprisoned and desperate to break out, he fights to clear his name without further incriminating himself, in a gripping standalone novel from a truly great writer (Jo Nesbo).