Sign of the Five (Innbundet)

Author:

Hans Olav Lahlum

Norwegian title: De fems tegn
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2017
Pages: 384
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202555542
Kategori: Krim og spenning
Overview De fems tegn
Sign of The Five is a psychological crime novel that both on the investigative and criminal side take up in it universally human topics like sin, punishment, revenge and forgiveness. The main narrative of the novel is about how both assailants and victims decades later still live with traumatic memories of things that happened during World War II. The book focuses on the nature of war and how it can affect especially young people very strongly.

The main character in the book has, after losing his wife very early, moved all his hopes for the future over on his only son. And when the son dies, the grandson takes on the same role. When the grandson also dies, our protagonist becomes a man without hope for himself and his family. This triggers long forgotten memories, hidden far back in his mind. The dangerous story about why he lost his wife and why they only had one child - and grandchild, comes creeping out.

Hans Olav Lahlum has written a number of crime novels, with the main characters K2 and Patricia. All of them bestsellers in Norway, and published in a number of other countries.

Lahlums best thriller!
This original thriller is a refreshingly good exploration of guilt, loss, revenge and reconciliation.
ADRESSEAVISA

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Reviews from De fems tegn
"Karakterene er robuste og ekte. Handlingen er stort sett kronologisk og enkel å følge. Vekslingen mellom fortellerstemmene er klar og oversiktlig. Og spenningen øker stadig underveis, aldri til de sitrende, uutholdelige høyder, men likevel til et nivå som får meg til å stadig bla videre. Jeg liker oppbyggingen av historien. Jeg liker denne gamle hevneren. Og jeg liker den danske politietterforskeren."
 
Bjørn Bakken, Bjørnebok blogg
"De fems tegn» er en vellykket og drivende spennende thriller. Dristig, men forfatteren har lykkes nok engang "
 
Sven Gjeruldsen, Tvedestrandsposten

Lahlums beste spenningsbok

"Denne originale thrilleren er en forfriskende god utforskning av skyldfølelse og tap, hevn og forsoning."
 
Ole Jacob Hoel, Adresseavisen
"De fems tegn" er annerledes, spennende og drivende godt skrevet. Jeg tror på Lahlum hele veien, plottet er realistisk og persongalleriet er troverdig. Det skulle altså ta sin tid før jeg fikk lest min første Lahlum - det blir garantert ikke den siste. Dette er nemlig krimlitteratur på aller øverste internasjonale nivå."Tor Hammerø, Tor de Jazz. Blogg

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Author Hans Olav Lahlum
Hans Olav Lahlum (1973–) is a historian. He made his literary debut with the critically acclaimed biography Oscar Torp in 2007. He has since published several crime novels and non-fiction books. His crime novels have become bestsellers in Norway, and are available in English, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Danish, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian and Korean.

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