Mercy

Mercy

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FEATURED IN THE TIMES TOP 100 CRIME & THRILLERS SINCE 1945

THE GRIPPING & UNPUTDOWNABLE THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING CRIME WRITING SENSATION, PERFECT FOR FANS OF THE KILLING, JO NESBO AND SCANDI NOIR.

She scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. She doesn't know how long she's been there. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction. She would rather die.

Copenhagen detective Carl Morck has been taken off homicide to run a newly created department for unsolved crimes. His first case concerns politician Merete Lynggaard, who vanished five years ago.

Everyone says she's dead. Everyone says it's a waste of time. He thinks they're right.

But she isn't dead... yet.

Can they save her in time?

Dark, mysterious and gripping, Mercy establishes Jussi Adler-Olsen as the master of the Nordic thriller.

If you like Mercy, you'll love the rest in the Department Q series: Redemption, Disgrace, Guilt and Buried

Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen:

'The new 'it' boy of Nordic Noir' The Times

'Gripping story-telling' Guardian

'This pitch-black novel will have readers hungry for more' Independent
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 351g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405912650
  • 9781405912655
  • 78,636

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One of the most original plots in crime fiction . . . Brilliant The Times, Top 100 Crime & Thrillers since 1945
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This pitch-black novel will have readers hungry for more * Independent * Gripping story-telling * Guardian * The new "it" boy of Nordic Noir * The Times * One of the most original plots in crime fiction . . . Brilliant * The Times, Top 100 Crime & Thrillers since 1945 *
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About Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. Buried is the fifth novel in the Department Q series, following on from Redemption, Disgrace, Mercy and Guilt. He holds the prestigious Glass Key Award, given annually for a crime novel by a Scandinavian author, and is also winner of the Golden Laurels, Denmark's highest literary accolade.
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49,200 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 30% (14,723)
4 45% (22,226)
3 20% (9,599)
2 4% (1,862)
1 2% (790)
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