✅ 1222 Author Anne Holt – Rvtrek.info

1222 Please note I read and reviewed this book in Dec 2011 Updating the formatting and adding a disclosure.Disclosure I received a free e galley copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.Genre Mystery Thriller SuspenseReading Level AdultMy Synopsis Hanne Wilhelmsen used to work for the police until a bullet severed her spine between the 10th and 11th vertebrae, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down She is on a train to Bergen in the middle of winter, on her way to see an American specialist because of health problems she has been experiencing, when the train is derailed Fortunately they were only just past the station and near to a hotel that was mostly empty at the time, and the only person killed in the wreck was the driver of the train However, that first night, there is a murder And another the second night What is happening Who is the killer And what about the mysterious extra carriage at the end of the train who is in it Why is there an armed guard Will Hanne overcome her self imposed isolation and help find the answers My Thoughts I really loved this book Apparently it is an homage to Agatha Christie s And Then There Were None also known in some areas as Ten Little Indians The plot moved quickly, and there were lots of bits of subtle humor interspersed among the tension and suspense The characters were wonderfully portrayed wh Norwegian crime novel starring Hanne Wilhelmsen, a retired police detective, paraplegic, lesbian, and semi misanthrope A powerful snowstorm hits Norway, and the train Hanne is taking from Oslo to Bergen derails Miraculously, all 269 passengers survive the only casualty was the train s engineer and hole up in a nearby hotel to wait out the storm And that, of course, is when the murders start Hanne Wilhelmsen is my new favorite detective she s a woman who takes advantage of the prejudices and assumptions often attached to her wheelchair she s than willing to eavesdrop, to manipulate, to lie she s a crankier, less polite Miss Marple This is actually the eighth book in the series, but the first to be translated into English I can t wait to read the others From Norway S Bestselling Female Crime Writer Comes A Suspenseful Locked Room Mystery Set In An Isolated Hotel In Norway, Where Guests Stranded During A Monumental Snowstorm Start Turning Up Dead A TRAIN ON ITS WAY To The Northern Reaches Of Norway Derails During A Massive Blizzard, 1,222 Meters Above Sea Level The Passengers Abandon The Train For A Nearby Hotel, Centuries Old And Practically Empty, Except For The Staff With Plenty Of Food And Shelter From The Storm, The Passengers Think They Are Safe, Until One Of Them Is Found Dead The Next Morning With No Sign Of Rescue, And The Storm Continuing To Rage, Retired Police Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen Is Asked To Investigate Paralysed By A Bullet Lodged In Her Spine, Hanne Has No Desire To Get Involved But She Is Slowly Coaxed Back Into Her Old Habits As Her Curiosity And Natural Talent For Observation Force Her To Take An Interest In The Passengers And Their Secrets When Another Body Turns Up, Hanne Realizes That Time Is Running Out, And She Must Act Fast Before Panic Takes Over Complicating Things Is The Presence Of A Mysterious Guest, Who Had Travelled In A Private Rail Car At The End Of The Train And Was Evacuated First To The Top Floor Of The Hotel No One Knows Who The Guest Is, Or Why Armed Guards Are Needed, But It Is Making Everyone Uneasy Hanne Has Her Suspicions, But She Keeps Them To Herself Trapped In Her Wheelchair, Trapped By The Storm, And Now Trapped With A Killer, Hanne Must Fit The Pieces Of The Puzzle Together Before The Killer Strikes Again. A volte succede che lasciando passare un po di tempo tra un romanzo e l altro dello stesso autore con lo stesso protagonista, quando riprendi il filo ti ritrovi un po spaesato Quando ho iniziato il romanzo ho trovato qualcosa di strano, in effetti E ci ho messo un po a capirlo di diverso c Hanne Non per quello che successo nel volume precedente non posso, sarebbe spoiler, non ve lo dico Non sono le conseguenze proprio cambiato qualcosa Il che alla fine non so se mi convince, che la stronzaggine della nostra antieroina nei confronti del resto del genere umano era quantomeno un carattere fondamentale del personaggio Devo dare altre possibilit a questa nuova Wilhelmsen per capire se approvo.Il romanzo un Orient Express che per un po Shining senza visioni al bar e anche 10 Piccoli Indiani eccetera La tensione data dalla claustrofobia vicenda si ribalta un treno, tutti i passeggeri si ritrovano bloccati in un hotel durante la peggio bufera di neve della storia della Norvegia e vai con gli omicidi , regge Il mistero sull assassino, regge cio s , lo sapevo prima della risoluzione ma riesco anche a scoprirlo prima, di solito, quindi regge Quello What could be Norwegian than having your train break down and being trapped in an isolated mountain lodge for days during a blizzard while the wind howls and breaks the windows Apparently secret service agents were aboard the train and there are a lot of mysterious goings on Then the bodies start to drop Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen happened to be on the train and she is coerced out of retirement to help solve the deaths Hanne is confined to a wheel chair and seems to be trying to be as unpleasant as possible to anyone who offers her help All detectives have quirks it s It took me an unusually long time to read this one, simply because I was not enjoying it It pains me to say that honestly, because this book is basically all my catnip The authorial voice writing in this just made it a slog I m not sure if this can be chalked up to being a book in translation, but whatever the root cause, I personally just didn t enjoy my t Locked room mystery suspense filled all through, until weak and far fetched ending. Back in November, I spent a day driving to various places for work, and so was listening to Radio 4 and there was an interview with Anne Holt who I had never heard of.She is Norwegian, and they were talking about the sudden popularity of Scandinavian crime books, the fact that she seems pretty scathing about Norwegians in her books and her latest book that had just been translsated and was about to be released in the UK 1222 I added it to my wishlist, and was delighted to get an reminder of it, informing me that it was available on Kindle for the princely sum of 1 Result Anne Holt herself used to work for the Oslo Police Department and was in fact Norway s Minister for Justice back in the 90s.This is the most recent in her series of books featuring detective Hanne Wilhelmson, of which I believe there have been 8 books since 1993 She stressed that this story easily stood alone as a story, and I loved the sound of it, so thought i d give it a go.1222 refers to how many metres above sea level the highest station on the oslo to Bergen train route is The story starts slap bang no pun inte Why do I keep getting talked into reading books like these Yes, I get it, Hanne is an anti hero She hates people She is extremely, antisocial, embittered and intolerant hmm BECAUSE she s a wheelchair user Ta da Makes sense now doesn t it Despite being gay, disabled, married to a Muslim, she still finds room to be totally repellent and prejudiced towards someone with Dwarfism i.e the doctor Magnus Streng I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I read her characterisation of Streng but thought perhaps there would be a realisation revelation by the main character Hanne, later in the book, that Streng is a human being too think Sesame Street The only reason I kept reading this awful book was to see why she wrote stuff like this I myself was taken care of by the dwarf He couldn t have been than 140 centimetres tall As if to compensate for this, he was exactly the same width His head was too big for his body, and his arms were even shorter, comparatively speaking, than those I had seen in persons of restricted growth before I tried not to stare As the little doc I really enjoyed this book in the Hanne Wilhelmsen, I had not read the book before, therefore was a bit shocked to find out about her situation I liked this book especially as it all occurs after an accident on a train and all the people after the accident are holed up in a hotel Hanne Wilhelmsen who is not a police officer any, suddenly finds herself having to be the pers

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