Publication Date: Available Now from Orenda
Source: Publisher Review copy
1998. Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he’s made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind-farm inspector, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career, riddled with conflicts, environmental terrorism, religious fanaticism, unsolved mysteries and dubious business ethics. Then the first body appears – tied to a cross, facing the mouth of the fjord …
We Shall Inherit the Wind is the very definition of Nordic Noir – intense and beautifully written, a slow burner of a novel that hooks you in slowly but surely.
The settings are gorgeously drawn, giving a sense of place and time that is captivating, giving it a whole new dimension. Varg Veum is a magnificent character and his backstory is utterly compelling. A dedicated investigator,it is almost heartbreaking as we see the events leading up to where he is now, aware of the consequences of his current case but awaiting the detail avidly – a real page turner.
There is a strong social message within the narrative which is at times chilling, always gripping and with a few perfectly placed twists and turns that make it more addictive the further you get into it – the author has a great way with words and a real old school talent for storytelling – there is a reason he is known as a Father of Nordic Noir.
Full of suspense with a terrific backdrop and some unforgettable characters, this comes Highly Recommended from me.
Translated by Don Bartlett
Paperback Available from 15th June http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shall-Inherit-Wind-Varg-Veum/dp/1910633070/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1433744371&sr=1-1
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