Friday Morning Bookclub

May 20, 2011

The Keeper Of Lost Causes

Filed under: Book Recomendations — Esther @ 11:10 am

I had enjoyed reading the first two books in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” series, and have been planning on reading the third book, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet ‘s Nest”.  I thought I would wait a while, though, as I have other books to read.  Then, in my mailbox comes a pre-release copy of “The Keeper of Lost Causes” by Jussi Adler-Olsen.  According to the write ups on this book, Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark’s #1 crime writer.  In August, this book, the first novel in the internationally bestselling  and award winning Department Q series will be released in the United States.  I was selected to read this novel and answer a number of questions regarding the book.  I think that his publishers are looking for the next Stieg Larssen.  Well, they may not have found the next Stieg Larssen, but what they do have is an incredibly talented writer who knows how to pull the reader in from the very first page, and keep him hanging on to every suspenseful word.  I couldn’t put this book down.  Detective Carl Morck, recovering from a tragic incident that cost the life of one of his partners, and paralyzed the other, is assigned to a special investigative unit of cold cases.  There, he begins to delve into the case of a young female politician who disappeared five years ago. This is a detective story like none that I had read before.  Plot twists and turns that are guaranteed to surprise.  I loved this book, and look forward to reading the subsequent novels in the series.  I would advise you to mark your calendars for August 18, 2011, the official United States release date for this book.  You won’t be disappointed!


1 Comment »

  1. The Keeper of Lost Causes has a great cast of characters each with their own story and personality. The book held my suspense “who done it” until the final pages.Not only was the identity of the culprit a surprise, but also the reason for the crime.

    Comment by Lou — October 20, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

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