The Scarred Woman

The Scarred Woman

A Department Q Novel

Book - 2017
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"Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division, meets his toughest challenge yet when the dark, troubled past of one of his own team members collides with a sinister unsolved murder. In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town a group of young women are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery. Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors' expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past--a past in which a terrible crime may have been committed. It is up to Carl, Assad, and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose's childhood before it is too late"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dutton,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780525954958
Characteristics: 472 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Frost, William 1978-- Translator


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Oct 13, 2017

I have read (or listened to) all of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q novels, and enjoy them. Although this one started slow and a bit confusing with the chapters in a rather mixed-up date order--my advice is to ignore the dates--it picked up by half way through the book and finished quickly and was quite satisfying. All the familiar characters are present--Carl, Assad, Rose, Hardy, and Mona--but they take on proportions different from previous novels--and the reader will have greater insight into at least one character. Department Q's cold cases extend into ongoing cases. Perpetrators are rather ordinary people, but even ordinary people can be killers.

Oct 01, 2017

His last book I could not get into but I thought I would give this a try. Huge yawn fest and gave up about 100 pages in. Would not recommend.


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