When the body of a woman turns up in a dumpster, scalded and wrapped in plastic, Inspector Frank Frølich is shocked to discover that he knows her—and their recent meetings may hold the clue to her murder. As he begins to look deeper into the tragic events surrounding her death, Frølich’s colleague Gunnarstranda finds another body, and things take a more sinister turn. With a cold case involving the murder of a young girl in northern Norway casting a shadow, and an unsettling number of coincidences clouding the plot, Frølich is forced to look into his own past to find the answers—and the killer—before he strikes again. Dark, brooding and utterly chilling, atmospheric page-turner marks the return of an internationally renowned and award-winning series, from one of the fathers of Nordic Noir. (From Goodreads)
This was my first Norwegian Fiction read, EVER. And I am so pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. This is book 7 of a series, and I had not issue picking it up and reading it, without reading the prior 6 books. I was initially drawn to it because of the stunning cover. And than I read the synopsis and was sold.
I felt this book was written at a superb pace. No information overload, just a nice steady story that holds your interest the entire time you read it. Some police procedural’s tend to be so over dramatic, and almost generic feeling. FAITHLESS did not have this problem. The more I read, the more I found myself connecting with Frank and Lena, I want to know their back stories. I want to know what makes them who they are, and who they were. Now that I know these books exist, I fully intend on reading the rest of the series, albeit a bit backwards, I’m drawn in and I am craving more.