Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
Series: Department Q, #1
Publisher Dutton Adult
Publication Date August 23rd 2011
Carl Mørck used to be one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets destroyed the lives of two fellow cops, and Carl—who didn’t draw his weapon—blames himself. So a promotion is the last thing he expects. But Department Q is a department of one, and Carl’s got only a stack of Copenhagen’s coldest cases for company. His colleagues snicker, but Carl may have the last laugh, because one file keeps nagging at him: a liberal politician vanished five years earlier and is presumed dead. But she isn’t dead … yet.
The Keeper of Lost Causes is first and foremost a thriller that holds your attention. Unfortunately, despite well-developed characters and a suspenseful plot I found it predictable and thought the evil villain was a little boy with a grudge, and once that thought came upon me couldn’t get it out of my head and therefore frustrated me.