The Last Fix

The Last Fix

Book - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:
2
An intricate psychological thriller from the master of Norwegian crimewriting-- the latest in the Oslo Detective's series   A recovering drug addict, Katrine Bratterud, is almost finished with her time in rehab. One evening, contemplating her success at the shore of a lake, she senses that she is not alone. The discovery of Katrine's corpse the following day brings detectives Frølich and Gunnarstranda onto the case and into a web of secrets and lies that stretches back generations. K.O. Dahl weaves an intricate plot, juxtaposing the selfdelusion of drug addicts with the more complex self-delusions of the well-respected middle-class people treating them. Like Henning Mankell, Dahl manages to merge the suspense of the classical whodunit with the detailed precision of the police procedural novel.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312375713
0312375719
Characteristics: 375 p.; 22 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

l
Lavenderseas
Jan 18, 2013

OK, some of Dahls other books are better. This one was a bit slow in spots.

c
CB2295
Jan 09, 2012

This book is #2 in the Gunnarstranda and Frølich series from Norway, though it was confusingly the third one out in English; it’s a relatively complex story which is a faithful police procedural, but one which does not have quite enough things coming out of the woodwork during the investigation to keep the reader from thinking that the killer is one of the characters the police have already met in the course of their investigations and ruminations; one of the better things about the book is that, except for a totally unnecessary reference to the way that (presumably US) presidential candidates allegedly behave, the translator managed to resist the temptation to Americanize distances and temperatures to make Americans more comfortable in a foreign setting; lastly, the goofy American publishers however could not resist and they changed a quite sensible Norwegian title into something else supposedly more “intriguing” for a gullible American audience and worse they dressed up the cover with syringes so as to make potential American buyers think the book’s about drug dealing etc., which it is not.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at PDL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top