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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (93 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Blædel Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Louise Rick/Camilla Lind Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781482974966
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It was clearly no ordinary drowning. Inspector Louise Rick is immediately called out to Holbraek Fjord when a young immigrant girl is found in the watery depths, a piece of concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular patches on the back of her neck. Her name was Samra, and Louise soon learns that her short life was a sad story. Her father had already been charged once with assaulting her and her mother, Sada, who makes it clear that her husband would indeed be capable of killing Samra if she brought dishonor to the family. But she maintains that Samra hadn’t done anything dishonorable. Then why was she supposed to be sent back to Jordan? Samra’s best friend Dicte thinks it was an honor killing. A few days later Dicte is discovered, bludgeoned to death, and Samra’s younger sister has gone missing. Navigating the complex web of family and community ties in Copenhagen’s tightly knit ethnic communities, Louise must find this remorseless predator, or predators, before it is too late. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with. She delivers an engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy.”

    Karin Slaughter, author of Fallen 

  • “Exciting and thrilling. Blaedel is at the top of her game and a star on the rise.”

    Camilla Läckberg, international bestselling author of The Preacher

  • “Presents a nuanced and compassionate view of modern Copenhagen’s immigrants, eschewing a simple-minded demonization of outsiders or of the Danes themselves.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A solid entry in an appealing series.”

    Booklist

  • “Distinguished from the increasingly crowded pack of Scandinavian imports by its open-mindedness in handling sensitive material and its respect for the dignity of every single character and viewpoint.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/9/2013

    " What a beautiful, sweet little book. It's not one of Sam's favorites (yet), but I just love it. I want to buy a whole bunch and give them out as one of my standard new baby or toddler birthday gifts (so don't be surprised!). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmela Coyle | 10/15/2013

    " Hmmmmm.... do I EVER love this little book. Linda Kranz's gentle wisdom one-liners float on top of all the colors of the undersea. "If you make a wrong turn, circle back." Sigh... a heartfelt gift for all ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelia | 8/15/2013

    " Mom and dad fish impart wisdom on their child -- appreciate art, make new friends, loves nature, enjoy solitude. A touching book, with great fish rock art illustrations. This will be my new go-to graduation gift. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Smith | 8/6/2013

    " This beautiful book makes a wonderful baby gift! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 8/5/2013

    " This is a very sweet book, likely best for a gift. It's certainly heavy handed with "how to be" speak, but the illustrations (painted rocks! so cool!) are bright and fun which may hold a child's attention while a parent reads to him. This is even one of those I could see giving to a recent grad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/3/2013

    " My sister just got this for Catherine for her birthday and I love it so much. The story is awesome, and the illustrations are amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylee | 5/15/2013

    " A wonderful children's book full of great advice and colorful fish illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 4/11/2013

    " I gave this book to all my graduating Seniors this year....it is a wonderful tale and much better than Dr. Suess' Oh the Places You'll Go (even though I love that one too). I wish this book was around when Ashley was little because I would have read it to her every day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 4/7/2013

    " Simple and great advice for being ourselves, enjoying beauty, and appreciating those around us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 3/4/2013

    " Love the simple text and colorful illustrations. What a great book! I know about 100 people that I'd love to give a copy of this book to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan Appleyard | 2/27/2013

    " So good for any age group really. I read it to my fifth graders today & they loved it. Sends out an all around good message about being yourself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/5/2013

    " A book full of wisdom for life, but a picture book that the very young crowd will not get. Similar to Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. Words of wisdom best suited for junior high, high school, or college students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 1/1/2013

    " Found this book in Sedona and who is the main character but Adri... Of course, my Adri got her own autographed copy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 11/27/2012

    " A very beautiful, simple book that I can see reading many times to a young child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francie | 7/24/2012

    " This is a wonderful book that encourages thoughtful, kind and caring relationships with each other and the earth. The illustrations are wonderful and really inspire charming art work involving every child's favorite craft activity: painting rocks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 7/2/2012

    " This book is pure inspiration and loveliness. "

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About the Author

Sara Blædel is one of Denmark’s most successful crime writers, the author of the bestselling novels featuring police detective Louise Rick. Her novels are published in seventeen countries and fifteen languages. Her hard work and determination have branded her the “Queen of Crime” in Denmark.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.