2nd in the Carl Mork series, cold case detective, Copenhagen Denmark
Mystery Lovers Review:
The return of Department Q and every bit as good as The Keeper of Lost Causes, The Absent One is another trip to the dark and dank basement with Detective Carl Mørck and his crew. This time instead of a cold, unsolved case, they are investigating one that has already sent a man to prison.
Kimmie's home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long.
But now others are trying to find her. And they won't rest until she has stopped moving - for good. Detective Carl Morck of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister twenty years earlier.
A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their numbers confessed and was convicted. So why is the file of a closed case on Carl's desk? Who put it there? Who believes the case is not solved? A police detective wants to talk to Kimmie and someone else is asking questions about her. They know she carries secrets certain powerful people want to stay buried deep.