Light in A Dark House

Light in A Dark House

Book - 2014
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Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital in which his young wife died several years before. An unidentified woman in a coma has been murdered by someone who wept over the body, their tears staining the sheets around her. The death marks the start of a series of killings, with the unknown patient at their centre. As autumn turns to winter, and Christmas fast approaches, Kimmo's attempts to unravel the case and identify the first victim are complicated by the disappearance of his sometime girlfriend, who has vanished after an awkward encounter at a party thrown by the head of the police force, and by a colleague's spiral into the depths of a gambling addiction. Light in a Dark House is an atmospheric, haunting and beautifully written psychological crime thriller from an award winning crime writer.
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9781846556531
Branch Call Number: WAG
Characteristics: 325 p.


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Jul 09, 2016

The story seems to turn around a supposedly rape. The way I see it is that the girl, the piano teacher, right?, was some kind of a 'naive' slut letting anybody use her. I don't see any rape here and I surely don't see all the fuss about revenge. As for Kimmo, in this book, he's one sick puppy, thinking only of is whore friend. Am I missing something here or is this book just plain depressive?

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