The Purity of Vengeance

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The Purity of Vengeance

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Synopsis of The Purity of Vengeance

In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her—especially Curt Wad, a surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in the 1950s. More than twenty years later, Detective Carl Mørck already has plenty on his mind when he is presented with the case of a brothel owner, a woman named Rita, who went missing in the eighties: New evidence has emerged in the case that sent Carl to Department Q.

But when Carl’s assistants, Assad and Rose, learn that numerous other people disappeared around the same weekend as Rita, Carl takes notice. Sifting through the evidence, they inch closer to Curt Wad, who is still committed to his twisted beliefs, and whose treatment of Nete only hints at his capacity for evil.

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Review of The Purity of Vengeance

It follows the characteristics of the previous ones: good plot, very good characters, well written… We get to know the characters even more and they are still as peculiar as they were in the first installment.

A detail that I didn’t like was that we know the bad guys from the beginning and that takes away from the intrigue that characterized, especially, the first novel: The Keeper of Lost Causes.

Another thing that I didn’t like and, even though it’s silly, I found quite disgusting, was that we’re always hearing about the snot of the protagonist: falling on the dinner plate, on the files… It’s as if there weren’t any tissues in Denmark and they were all nasty.

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Series: Department Q; 4

Publisher: Dutton Books
Year 2013
Original title: Journal 64

Language: English

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