Where Roses Never Die

Where Roses Never Die

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September 1977. Mette Misvar, a three-year-old girl, disappears without trace from the sandpit outside her home.

Her tiny, close middle-class community in the tranquil suburb of Nordas is devastated, but their enquiries and the police produce nothing. Curtains twitch, suspicions are raised, but Mette is never found.

Almost 25 years later, as the expiry date for the statute of limitations draws near, Mette's mother approaches PI Varg Veum in a last, desperate attempt to find out what happened to her daughter. As Veum starts to dig, he uncovers an intricate web of secrets, lies and shocking events that have been methodically concealed.

When another brutal incident takes place, a pattern begins to emerge.
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  • CD-Audio
  • 134 x 146mm | 205g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489368272
  • 9781489368270

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'One of the finest Nordic novelists - in the tradition of Henning Mankell.' -- The Independent 'Staalesen is one of my very favourite Scandinavian authors and this is a series with very sharp teeth.' -- Ian Rankin
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About Gunnar Staalesen

Gunnar Staalesen (born 19 October 1947 in Bergen) is a Norwegian writer. Staalesen has a Cand philol. degree from Universitetet i Bergen and he has worked at Den Nationale Scene, the main theater in Bergen.

Staalesen's is best known for his crime novels involving private detective Varg Veum. Colin Mace is a British theatre, film and TV actor who has appeared in Call the Midwife and Foyle's War. Theatre credits include War Horse, Crash and The Odyssey. Other TV credits include The Thick of It, The Night Watch, Eastenders, Peep Show and The Project, directed by Peter Kosminsky for BBC. Colin has also leant his voice to numerous audiobooks including the Marc Dane series by James Swallow and The Hostage by James Patterson. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.
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