In Dust And Ashes, Anne Holt

In Dust And Ashes opening line: Only a fortnight left, and then it would all be over.

My blurb:

Maria Kvam is lazy. She expects everything to fall into her lap, and it has. Her sister was killed, leaving her a vast estate. And her wife turned it into a fortune. Now her wife has committed suicide and all she longs for is to return to her childhood home. But Detective Henrik Holme is looking into her sister’s death and Hanne Wilhelmsen is convinced Iselin didn’t take her own life. Should Maria be worried that Jonas is actually innocent of the murder of her sister?

In Dust And Ashes

In 2001, three year old Dina is killed in a tragic car accident. Not long thereafter Dina’s mother dies under mysterious circumstances, and Dina’s father Jonas is convicted of her murder.In 2016, the cold case ends up on the desk of Detective Henrik Holme, who tries to convince his mentor Hanne Wilhelmsen that the father might have been wrongly convicted.

Holme and Wilhelmsen discover that the case could be connected to the suicide of an eccentric blogger as well as the kidnapping of the grandson of a EuroJackpot millionaire.

My verdict:

This book was a little bit slow going at first. Halfway through the novel it started picking up pace and by the end I was hooked. Even though it was easy to figure out the outcomes it was still a good read. This is the finale to the Hanne Wilhelmsen series but the book ends with a hint of more to come.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781782398837
Format Trade Paperback
Published January 2018
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime April 8:

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