Scavenger (Innbundet)

Series: ELLI 4


Eystein Hanssen

Norwegian title: Åtseldyr
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2013
Pages: 448
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Series: ELLI
Serienummer: 4
ISBN/EAN: 9788202423551
Kategori: Mystery and Crime
Overview Åtseldyr

In an old earth cellar in Vika, a homeless drifter finds the remains of a child. Or is it? Elli investigates the site and discovers more remains. Slowly, the site is further excavated and claustrophobic tunnels and forgotten bunkers are uncovered. It is a world apart, where animals are mistreated and people killed. Only the murderer knows all the exits. But Elli must get in there. She has several lives to protect.

Do we really know what exists under the ground in Oslo?

This is the fourth book about Elli Rathke, the half Norwegian/half Thai investigator with a black belt in karate.

‘This time, Eystein Hanssen takes us down into very unpleasant tunnels and bunkers underneath the roads and pavements of the city. An interesting journey, as many of them actually exist. In the plot itself, the author also shows us something real, a special environment unknown to many which I have not seen discussed in a novel so far. And the reader does not only get a trip down into the dark spaces under Oslo, but also a trip into the darkest corners of the human mind. … exciting throughout.’

‘Eystein Hanssen is socially engaged and looks at contemporary issues. This time he touches upon various issues such as fauna crime, illegal adoption and the abuse of au pairs. These themes are handled in an interesting way. ...I expected excitement in book number four about Elli and was not disappointed. I think Eystein Hanssen has done it again. He has a unique ability to create thrillers from contemporary issues. This makes for both frightening and exciting reading. There is no shortage of action, and the end in particular is breathtaking. All the loose threads are tied up and solutions are found.’

‘Frightening and brilliant … He keeps the excitement going for 448 pages. You just want to keep reading, and it is almost sad when it’s over.’

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More books by Eystein Hanssen:

  • Hunted

    ELLI / Eystein Hanssen

  • Dogs

    ELLI / Eystein Hanssen

Reviews Åtseldyr

Gastronomiske grøss

"Dog står Eystein Hanssens roman på egne bein. Gåten han presenterer er like fascinerende som den skremmer (...) Det er grøssende spennende!"

Per Ivar Henriksbø, Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen

"Han har skapt en krimhelt du føler at du kjenner i Elli Rathke og beviser nok en gang sine evner til å å sy sammen parallelle historier til en troverdigslutt. Eystein Hanssen har sin bakgrunn i filmproduksjon og skjønner hvilke grep som skal til for å skrive lesverdig krim."

Per-Magne Midjo, Trønder-Avisa

"Jeg har ventet i spenning på bok nummer fire om Elli og blir ikke skuffet. Jeg synes Eystein Hanssen har klart det igjen. Han har en egen evne til å skape thrillere ut av nåtidens problemer. Dette er både uhyggelig og spennende lesningen."

Elise Weseth, Oppland Arbeiderblad

Uhyggelig og god

"Han holder spenningen oppe gjennom 448 sider. En får lyst til stadig å lese videre, og det er nesten trist når boka er slutt."

Gunnar Gran, Stavanger Aftenblad

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Author Eystein Hanssen

Eystein Hanssen (1965–) portions out his time between writing books, working on film projects and PR tasks. His first work of fiction De ingen savner came out in 2010 and his next book Giftstrøm the following year. Both books were nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize. He has so far written a total of six books about his female protagonist, Police Detective Elli Rathke.

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