SunsetSmåge, Kim: Solefall
This is another novel featuring Anne-kin Halvorsen, a police officer who, when the story opens, is enjoying a holiday on Norway’s West coast. This scenic region of fjords and islets is populated by a hardy blend of fishermen and farmers who rent out boats and cabins to foreign tourists – all captivated by Norway’s natural beauty and simple life. Here is also located an idealistic institution devoted to assisting ex-drug addicts and others who are hard up.
The idyllic holiday is rudely shattered by the discovery of a grotesquely mutilated body. Then comes an outbreak of thefts from boats and medicine cabinets. Hell's Angels put in an appearance, followed by an inexplicable suicide. It transpires that many of these happenings are interrelated and that the seeming tranquillity of the little community is largely deceptive. Not surprisingly, Anne-kin is the one to grasp the over-arching connections.
Praise for "Sunset":
"... Småge proves that she is among the elite of Norwegian writers of crime."
"Kim Småge has made it...w precise and alive...Quite simply worth reading" (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation)
First published: 2002, Aschehoug Fiction
Kim Småge: Biography and bibliography
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