What Is Mine

What Is Mine

eBook - 2006 | 1st ed.
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In a matter of days, two children in Norway have been kidnapped-by whom and for what reason is anyone's guess. And now one child is dead, packed like a piece of furniture and delivered to his parents' home with a horrifying note. Stumped and desperate, Norwegian police inspector Adam Stubo hopes former FBI profiler Johanne Vik can come up with answers. Already immersed in the investigation of a murder suspect who fled to the United States forty years ago, Vik is reluctant to take on the case of this boy and the kidnapping of a little girl named Emilie, two crimes which seem to have nothing in common. Then another child is abducted, and Vik, a mother of a six-year-old herself, can no longer stand idly by.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780759567696
0759567697
Additional Contributors: Dickson, Kari
Summary: In a matter of days, two children in Norway have been kidnapped-by whom and for what reason is anyone's guess. And now one child is dead, packed like a piece of furniture and delivered to his parents' home with a horrifying note. Stumped and desperate, Norwegian police inspector Adam Stubo hopes former FBI profiler Johanne Vik can come up with answers. Already immersed in the investigation of a murder suspect who fled to the United States forty years ago, Vik is reluctant to take on the case of this boy and the kidnapping of a little girl named Emilie, two crimes which seem to have nothing in common. Then another child is abducted, and Vik, a mother of a six-year-old herself, can no longer stand idly by.

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maipenrai
Dec 19, 2016

(The first book in the Vik and Stubo series)

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samntha
Jun 06, 2016

Great book. Hope library gets large print for the rest of her books. I give the novel 5 stars.

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LauraSteinert
Nov 13, 2015

I could not put this down. Brilliant. The plot was thrilling; the characters well rounded, and every detail believable. Highly recommend this one.

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LuvToLearn
Jan 19, 2015

Well developed interesting characters but the ending was not believable

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

This is the UK edition of book #1 in a series of Norwegian books built around the character of Oslo Police Superintendent Adam Stubø and his (meddlesome) wife Johanne Vik who is an academic psychologist and a former FBI (US) profiler; an unusual plot framework built around a true story, but with annoying police characters and a poor denouement; airport bookstore quality on the whole; one UK reviewer said “the ending does not work well at all” but in my opinion, ALL of it “does not work well”.

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

This is the US edition of book #1 in a series of Norwegian books built around the character of Oslo Police Superintendent Adam Stubø and his (meddlesome) wife Johanne Vik who is an academic psychologist and a former FBI (US) profiler; an unusual plot framework built around a true story, but with annoying police characters and a poor denouement; airport bookstore quality on the whole; one UK reviewer said “the ending does not work well at all” but in my opinion, ALL of it “does not work well”.

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rgally
Sep 26, 2011

Another spectacular Scandinavian writer. Loved it - gritty and gruesome in spots but great story and very human characters

JCLJanineM Nov 02, 2010

"Now you've got what you deserved," states the note attached to Kim Oksøy's body when it is mysteriously returned to his home. Five-year-old Kim had been taken from his bedroom during the night just six days after eight-year-old Emilie Selbu disappeared while walking home from school. Even more puzzling, Kim's autopsy failed to find a cause of death while Emilie's fate remains unknown.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Stubo of the Norwegian National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) very much wants lawyer/psychologist Johanne Vik to serve as profiler on the case. After all, Vik had taken an FBI profiling course in the U.S. several years ago and came highly recommended by her F.B.I. Instructor. She had also authored a research paper on sexually motivated crimes. But Vik wants nothing to do with these disappearances. As the single mother of a four-year-old, she doesn't want to think about crimes against children. Yet she is currently working on a project to prove the innocence of Aksel Seier, a man convicted of the brutal murder of an eight-year-old girl more than thirty years ago who was released from prison without explanation after serving just a few years of his sentence. A former attorney who worked on Seier's parole application has been haunted by his case and would like to confirm his innocence before she dies. Vik has agreed to find Seier and investigate his case.

With "What Is Mine," Anne Holt has crafted a riveting mystery told from multiple perspectives in which much of the information about the crimes and characters is scattered among several narrative threads. Holt proves an expert storyteller, dangling details in just the right tantalizing amounts to create a great page-turner whose two central characters have lives that extend beyond the plot to form narratives of their own. Readers should not miss this complex and satisfying mystery.

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Nov 13, 2015

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