The Hanging Girl

The Hanging Girl

Large Print - 2015
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While investigating a cold case involving the murder of a seventeen year old girl, the head of Department Q and his team infiltrate a cult in an attempt to stop a new string of killers.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410482914
141048291X
Branch Call Number: LPM ADLER-OLSEN, JUSSI
Characteristics: 797 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Additional Contributors: Frost, William 1978-- Translator

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LauraSteinert
May 26, 2016

Normally, I enjoy Dept. Q books. I don't know what is wrong with this one except that every time I sit down to read it I fall asleep--even at noon with a cup of coffee in my hand. Morck seems to go on and on about nothing. The cult is the most uninteresting cult in the creation of fictional cults, and even Assad can't hold my attention. Read harry Bosch instead.

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GrandCru
Apr 28, 2016

not as good as the previous ones in series. too much detail re their day to day operations. not enough mention of secondary characters as in the previous ones. dept q team much more entertaining in previous ones.

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lpreston214
Apr 27, 2016

As other commenters have mentioned, this installment in the series is not as good as the first couple but if you like the series, you'll probably like it. If you haven't read the others you might be lost in this one. Tons of things from the past are mentioned with little or no explanation e.g. Carl's ex-wife, what happened to him and Hardy, who Hardy even is etc. There was a rather high body count in this one and a large and unrealistic number of female murderers. Also, those females all seemed obsessed by sex and especially sex with one particular man. I think women have very different motivations than men when it comes to murder.

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tocch101
Dec 22, 2015

Not nearly as dark as the previous ones, but just as intriguing figuring out who really did it and what lengths people are willing to go through to get their "perfect" ending. Hints about Carl's and Assad's past abound.

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jaynetz
Dec 19, 2015

Not as well crafted as "The Keeper of Lost Causes" nor "The Absent One," but satisfying. Adler-Olsen does flesh out Carl in this one, as there is a plot line involving his cousin and father. He also hints a bit at Assad's prior life. Denouement was a bit disappointing and predictable, but this novel is not without moments of humor or pathos.

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John_M
Dec 02, 2015

3.5 stars - plot was interesting but a little outlandish. Characters are well developed especially those in Dept Q. The Scandinavians do seem to know how to write dark police novels.

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LindaMarion
Oct 23, 2015

I enjoyed this latest Department Q book and look forward to the next instalment. Good read!! Enjoyable!!

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