When It Grows Dark
Jorn Lier Horst
Stavern 1983: Christmas is approaching, snow is falling heavily, and a young ambitious policeman named William Wisting has just become the father of twins. After a brutal robbery, he is edged off the investigation by more experienced officers, but soon he is on another case that is not only unsolved but has not even been recognised as murder. Forgotten in a dilapidated barn stands a bullet-riddled old car, and it looks as if the driver did not get out alive. This case will shape William Wisting as a policeman and give him insight that he will carry with him for the rest of his professional career: generations form an unbroken chain.
‘This tense entry to William Wisting’s story turns out to be a satisfying mystery expertly unravelled.’
-Mark Douglas-Home, author of The Sea Detective
‘A deft and effective "prequel as well as a milestone" in the life of its suddenly retrospective hero.’
‘A deftly crafted, multilayered mystery that showcases author Jorn Lier Horst's genuine master of the genre.’
-Midwest Book Review