In una fredda notte di pioggia due vite fatalmente s’incrociano in un tragico incidente: un automobilista che ha bevuto un bicchiere di troppo, investe un ragazzo, un giovane studente, e, col favore del buio, fugge non visto. Si aprono le indagini, ma la polizia di Maardam brancola nel buio: assassino e movente sembrano introvabili… Il commissario Van Veeteren non c’è più: ritiratosi dall’attività investigativa, ha aperto una libreria antiquaria. Ma quando la sua vita e il suo stesso sangue vengono coinvolti nel dramma più cupo e doloroso, Van Veeteren è costretto a venire in aiuto degli ex colleghi con il suo infallibile fiuto che, unito all’intuizione degli altri agenti e a un viaggio oltreoceano, lo porterà a risolvere il caso più difficile della sua carriera.
- ISBN: 8850233140
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 304
'Life is a tangle of remarkable connections.' My first Nesser and I wonder how he's managed to evade me till now - thanks Jola and Rachel for correcting this! As someone who gets very grumpy when faced with the more gothic and spectacularly melodramatic end of the crime spectrum (insane psychopaths d Leggi tutto
Wow. Wow. Wow. I have read all the books in the series around Chief Inspector Van Veeteren and I have loved each and every one, but this one is simply breathtaking. The story starts off with a terrible accident and the events that unfold after that just becomes a complete nightmare. The pace never l Leggi tutto
As a long-term fan of this series, I have found plenty to admire in the previous six instalments, however Hour of the Wolf is one of the most magnetising outings yet, both for the horrific devastation unleashed by one single action, and the very personal responses it evokes from within the Maardam C Leggi tutto
audio I liked this even though I knew the story from the tv program. The homocide department seems to be back in proper performance. This is probably the end of VV's participation which is what should happen to main characters with a semblance to reality.
Apparently when not constructing IKEA furniture with tiny Allen wrenches, eating scrumptious round chokladbolls, or dancing to Ace of Bass, the Swedish folk are committing heinous acts of murder. Thankfully there are talented writers such as Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Hakan Nesser to warn t Leggi tutto
You can read kind my review here as well: http://storypals.net/book-report-hour... HOUR OF THE WOLF I was in one of those moods where I wanted to read some good mystery, something psychotic and something very dangerous. The blurb of the book said that it got someone howling in pain which is why I insta Leggi tutto
I am reluctant to assign five stars to a mystery novel that is in no way a literary masterpiece. Hakan Nesser's "Hour of the Wolf" does not have the sociological depths of Denise Mina's "Gartnethill". It does not have the simple beauty of some of Karin Fossum's best work. Yet it is such a darn good
Hour of the Wolf by Hakan Nesser. A SHOCKING JOURNEY. This novel in the Inspector Van Veeteren series has more than just twists & turns. It has more than mere surprises. It is a series of the worst choices a person could make that establish a journey into the abyss for one man. And the end of other l Leggi tutto
Wonderful story in this strong cannon of detective fiction around a fiction place where intelligence and intuition go hand in hand with old fashioned leg work. The key player is Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, retired, but compelled back to an investigation when a murder happens closer to home than he Leggi tutto
Håkan Nesser. Number 7 Van Veeteren mystery series. If there is a librarian out there that can help sort out the messed up listings of HAKAN to Håkan Nesser...please help. I will do anything you need to assist. It is a mess... This was the best Håkan Nesser VV books yet even though he is retired to th Leggi tutto
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