Synopsis of What Dark Clouds Hide
On a summer’s day, Johanne Vik arrives at the home of her friends Jon and Ellen Mohr and was greeted by a scene of devastation: their young son, left unattended, has tragically fallen to his death.
Meanwhile, Oslo is under attack. An explosion has torn the city apart and newly qualified police officer Henrik Holme is the only one available to attend the Mohr household.
As Holme investigates, he casts doubt on the claim that the death was a tragic accident and calls upon Johanne’s profiling expertise to understand what really happened.
But neither realise that those involved are determined to hide the truth – no matter what. Before the summer is over, more shocking deaths will occur…
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Review of What Dark Clouds Hide
I didn’t like overall, though it’s entertaining. There is no proper investigation like in the previous novels of the same series. Yngvar, Johanne’s husband, who is a policeman, doesn’t intervene in the story in any other capacity than that of the husband. It’s all a bit weird. You think you know who the murderer is throughout the whole novel, but in the end it turns out to be another person.
And, speaking of the end, the story finishes on such a bad note that it leaves you with great unease. I’m not going to get into specifics so as to not spoil the end but you are left thinking about how unfair life is for some people and the important role that the stairs play for those very same people. Maybe someone who has read the whole series, knowing that this is the last installment, can guess how it ends and why.
To sum up: What Dark Clouds Hide leaves you with a bad feeling and I’m not saying anything else.