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Medusa (Oslo Crime Files 1)

A sleek, gripping psychological thriller that will keep you hooked
  • Author
    • Torkil Damhaug
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The first novel in the Oslo Crime Files, a tense and dark quartet of thrillers for fans of Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo. 'Sleek and cunning' Evening Standard

A woman vanishes from a forest near Oslo. Days later her body is found, seemingly mauled and maimed by a bear. When another woman is reported missing and then found dead with the same scratches and bites, police find the link between them is local doctor, Axel Glenne.

Forensics reveal the women were murdered and a net of suspicion tightens around Axel, who is convinced his twin brother Brede is responsible. But no one has seen him for years and if Axel is to prove his innocence, he needs to find Brede. And fast. But there isn't a single photograph of the brothers together and neither Axel's wife nor his children has ever met a man called Brede ...

Praise for international bestseller
Torkil Damhaug:

'Delivered with maximum psychological intensity' Barry Forshaw, Independent

'Nothing is as it seems in this sleek and cunning thriller' Evening Standard
  • Published: Oct 08 2015
  • Pages: 352
  • 197 x 141mm
  • ISBN: 9781472206831
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Press Reviews

  • Aftenposten
    Torkil Damhaug distinguishes himself through his attention-grabbing depictions of places and personalities. He has now taken his place in the top ranks of Norwegian crime fiction writers
  • Dagens Næringsliv
    One of the best-written and nerve-wracking works of crime fiction in a long time
  • Dagbladet
    A novel about blame and guilt, about revenge and rage, about fantasies and frustrations - there are many powerful emotions and experiences in wait for the reader, too... Not a novel to pass up
  • Dagsavisen
    Damhaug sneaks right up to the cutting edge with his new thriller
  • VG
    Damhaug's new thriller is an exciting, original and disturbing novel with intriguing nuance and depth
  • Jyllands-Posten, Denmark 3
    The book delivers surprises up to the very last moment ... Damhaug knows the art of telling a spellbinding crime story
  • Barry Forshaw

    Delivered with maximum psychological intensity
  • Mark Sanderson

    Evening Standard
    Nothing is as it seems in this sleek and cunning thriller. The first in a series called the Oslo Crime Files, it is a more than promising debut