Police officer Lars Lukassen sees the chance of a promotion when he is called out to investigate a dead body. The situation at the police station in Hønefoss deteriorates when a sinister figure starts plaguing schoolchildren.
At the same time, teacher Johanna Brekke arrives in town and Lars is attracted to her. But what is Johanna running away from, and who is friend and who is foe in the quest for truth?
Believe Me When I Lie is a psychological crime novel that spans a wide canvas, from eastern Norway to the far west of the country.
The language is playful and colorful, with nature descriptions approaching the poetic and filmatic. Especially when the plot turns to western Norway, she’s good. Very good.
… This book debut proves to be a solid and suspense-driven thriller, where the author shares her keen insight into the human mind.
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