Katharina went missing twenty-four years ago.
Each year on the anniversary of her disappearance Chief Inspector William Wisting visits her husband, the man he could never help.
He re-reads her files, searching for the answer he could never find.
The code he could never solve.
This year is going to be different.
Another woman is missing.
And so is Katharina's husband.
Wisting has to find him, but is he rescuing a dear friend, or playing a deadly game?
SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES FROM THE PRODUCERS BEHIND WALLANDER AND THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.
Set between the icy streets and dark forests of Norway, The Katharina Code is a heart-stopping story of one man's obsession with his coldest case. Atmospheric, gripping and suspenseful; this is Nordic Noir at its very best.
'Well-written and fast paced. This book had me gripped. This is the first book I've read by Jorn Lier Horst, and it won't be the last' 4* reader review
'Jørn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today' The Sunday Times
'The game of cat and mouse was exciting . . . I will be on the lookout for more books by Horst' 4* reader review
'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers' Marcel Berlin, The Times
Having worked as a police officer and head of investigations before becoming a full time writer, Jørn Lier Horst has established himself as one of the most successful authors to come out of Scandinavia. His books have sold over two million copies in his native Norway alone and he's published in twenty-six languages. The Wisting series is being adapted for TV by the producers behind Wallander and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Anne Bruce studied Norwegian and English at the University of Glasgow and now lives on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. She has translated a number of crime novels by Anne Holt and Jorn Lier Horst, including the Petrona-Prize-winning The Caveman and When It Grows Dark, which was longlisted for the CWA International Dagger in 2017.