Liss lives in Amsterdam, but when her sister disappears, she jumps on the first plane home. In Oslo she searches desperately for answers. But someone is willing to kill in order to hide the truth behind her sister’s gruesome fate.
Death by Water is a thriller that trespasses the boundaries between past and present. It is about a child who searches for love and meets with desire. Several of the characters appearing in the novel can also be found in last year’s thriller Se meg, Medusa (Look at Me, Medusa).
‘A first-class thriller. … With Døden ved vann [Damhaug] should definitely pass the threshold and enter the bestseller lists. This is a very well written, plotted and accomplished novel.’
’With his new crime novel Torkil Damhaug shows that the success with Se meg, Medusa from 2007 is no isolated example. …Damhaug has written a strong story which captures the reader with its fine characters, dramatic turns, excellent dialogs and believable setting.'
’… ambitious and well-written, with a highly complex and surprising plot.’
’Another highlight from one of the most ambitious – and best – crime writers in Norway.’
’Torkil Damhaug is definitely a member of Norwegian crime’s elite. With his new psychological crime novel Døden ved vann, his cleverness, great psychological insight and a substantial literary talent is once again evident, resulting in a terrifying, painful and fascinating novel. … something more than the regular bestselling detective story.’
'A must for readers of Stieg Larsson … Damhaug quickly turns out to be wiser and far cleverer than Stieg Larsson.'
Berlingske Tiderne, DK
'Another confirmation that the Norwegian climate, landscape and psychology is a lucky combination for the making of outstanding crime.'
'Incredibly exciting and utterly unputdownable.'
Fyns Stiftstidene, DK
'An outstandingly good, psychological, Norwegian crime. It will appeal broadly to readers of Scandinavian crime, and keep you hocked from the first page until the last.'
The Library Magazine, DK