Synopses & Reviews
Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm join forces to track down a serial killer with a thirst for attention and high-profile murders, in the first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series.
Oslo, 2018. Former
long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrøm never shows at the launch of her
controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger
Emma Ramm visits Nordstrøm's home later that day, she finds the door
unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib with the number 'one' has
been pinned to the TV.
Police officer Alexander Blix is appointed to head up the
missing-persons investigation, but he still bears the emotional scars of
a hostage situation nineteen years earlier, when he killed the father
of a five-year-old girl. Traces of Nordstrøm soon show up at different
locations, but the appearance of the clues appear to be carefully
calculated... evidence of a bigger picture that he's just not seeing...
Blix and Ramm soon join forces, determined to find and stop a
merciless killer with a flare for the dramatic, and thirst for
Trouble is, he's just got his first taste of it...
"An exercise in literary
tag-teaming from two of Norway's biggest crime writers with a bold new
take on the serial-killer-as-twisted-artist...the start of a series
with potential." Sunday Times
"Grim, gory and filled with
plenty of dark twists....There's definitely a Scandinavian chill in the
air with this fascinating read that loses none of its terror and fun in
translation." Scottish Sun
"A clever, gripping crime novel with personality, flair, and heart." Crime by the Book
About the Author
Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger are the internationally bestselling Norwegian authors of the William Wisting and Henning Juul series respectively. Death Deserved is their first co-written thriller. Anne Bruce has translated Jørn Lier Horst's Dregs and Anne Holt's Blessed Are Those Who Thirst.