By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson
It’s a sweltering summer season in Sweden and leader Inspector Van Veeteren is lengthy past due for a vacation whilst a secretive and doubtful non secular sect comes below research. certainly one of its individuals, a woman at the cusp of formative years, is located useless within the wooded area close to their vacation camp, brutally raped and strangled; the invention of her physique has been phoned in by means of an nameless caller. The individuals of the sect, the natural lifestyles, are led by means of Oscar Yellinek, a charismatic yet unnervingly guarded messiah determine. In an act that mystifies and infuriates Van Veeteren and his affiliates, the individuals of the natural existence decide to stay silent concerning the incident instead of safeguard themselves. yet an unidentified lady is constant to aid the experts, and her wisdom indicates she’s greater than only a passing sturdy Samaritan. Her counsel develop into doubly difficult as a brand new string of more and more scary crimes defy every little thing Van Veeteren and his staff idea they knew in regards to the case. A riveting new addition to Håkan Nesser’s acclaimed sequence, The Inspector and Silence is suspense at its haunting top.
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Not much point going to the police station before lunch, he decided, and tried to feel a little regret. Didn’t succeed very well. He wandered around his flat, fanning himself with yesterday’s Allgemejne. Not that it did much good. He sighed. Pulled off his sticky shirt, fetched a beer from the fridge and inserted a Pergolesi CD into the hi-fi. Life? he wondered. Arbitrary or well-planned? 3 ‘The heat makes people less inclined to commit crimes,’ said deBries. ‘Don’t talk crap,’ said Reinhart. ’ wondered Rooth, with a yawn.
But no doubt Jung and Heinemann will be able to run the show in August, if something crops up. ’ ‘Natürlich,’ said Rooth. ’ deBries wondered. ’ Rooth scratched at his phantom beard. ‘Fuck off,’ he said. ‘That’s a German proverb. ’ ‘Be off with you,’ said Van Veeteren. ‘But make sure you arrest Pompers and Lutherson. ’ ‘Thank you for the tip,’ said deBries. He and Rooth left the room. ‘People get irritable in this weather,’ commented Münster when the door had closed behind them. ’ ‘That’s exactly what I’ve been saying,’ said Reinhart.
Now I’m standing in the Other World, she thought. I’ve only ventured a couple of hundred metres into it, and already I’m not sure which way to go. Perhaps everything really was like Yellinek said it was, after all? Perhaps it really was Yellinek’s God who was the real God, and not her own – her kind and forgiving and almost a little bit child-like God, full of joy? The hell it is, she muttered to herself with another shudder, this time mainly to reinforce her thoughts. What’s the point of a God who isn’t gentle and kind?