Under Pain of Death (Innbundet)


Hanne Gellein

Norwegian title: Døden skal du lide
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2022
Pages: 368
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202753009
Kategori: Literature and Fiction og Mystery and Crime
Overview Døden skal du lide

At Moveien care home the residents seem frightened, scared, and confused. Lately there have been exceptionally many deaths following an unusually tough flu season, and at the same time there is little money for maintenance. One of the patients with dementia, Alma Lien, broke through the closed doors and was found frozen to death outside.

The string of deaths worries pathologist Silje Andersen, and she suspects something might be seriously wrong. But how can she prove it? Elderly people dying is completely natural.

Under Pain of Death is Hanne Gellein’s second crime novel and is a character-driven psychological crime novel inspired by reality. It shows to what extent a distorted human mind can decide to defend its gruesome actions. Religious fanaticism, distorted self-image, and the art of trusting oneself are key themes in this novel.

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Reviews Døden skal du lide

Skummel, spennende og ubehagelig oppfølger 18.09.2022

«Dette er spennende, creepy, skummelt, ekkelt og veldig godt skrevet.»

«Evnen til å skape en dyster og ekkel stemning har forfatteren absolutt.»

«... fremtiden for vår nye krimforfatter lover godt hvis hun holder denne stimen.»


Anita Ness, Artemisias verden

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Author Hanne Gellein

Hanne Gellein (b. 1978) is from Trondheim, but lives in the city of Östersund in Sweden with her husband and children. She is a trained nurse but has now turned her attention more towards writing of crime fiction. She made her debut in 2020 with the critically acclaimed novel All the Little Birds. Her second novel, Under Pain of Death, is a character driven crime of the gruesome and unpredictable kind, inspired by the true story of Norway’s worst serial killer.

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