A 17 year old skier is found shot on the track during the last lap of a relay race at Holmenkollen. The incident happened in open ground, but without any witnesses. Detective Officer Kolbjørn ‘K2’ Kristiansen has a worrying new case to investigate.
The more K2 digs beneath the apparently undramatic surface of the murdered girl's life, the more dramatic events he discovers. The victim was adopted and lived alone with her adoptive mother in a rather cool atmosphere. Ingeborg didn't like her mother's new lover. She was also searching intensely for the truth about her own origins and had just found out who her biological father was.
Sporvekslingsmordet is a thought provoking family history of a child adopted in 1970s Norway, and a new classic crime mystery in the series featuring K2 and Patricia.
'Sporvekslingsmordet is his best crime novel so far. Even those who do not like crime will enjoy reading this one.'
TVEDESTRANDPOSTEN'This crime novel is a joy to read! This is definitely Hans Olav Lahlum´s most ambitious and best crime novel to date, full of clues going off in all directions and all coming together in an impressive manner.'
'Sporvekslingsmordet is not only intelligent – it is crime magic that is truly fascinating.'
'... clocks in the finish of his best K2-novel so far.'
'A crime mystery starting off as one of Lahlum´s most intense and best … The story Lahlum has concocted is more complex and has more genuine human pain than his previous novels. In it we find the political lines from the eastern front to Argentina, homosexual love, rivalry between siblings and people who work together, individuals searching for identity and meaning and prejudice in a society divided by class. Lahlum cleverly plays out the same problems in different times, and he has a few aces up his sleeve.'
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