Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400030323, 321pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2007
Internationally bestselling author Hakan Nesser makes his U.S. debut with this riveting tale of murder and suspense that reveals the deep humanity of the characters portrayed even as it sends chills up the spine.
Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called to the sleepy coastal town of Kalbringen to assist the local police in the investigation of two recent ax murders. Soon the case turns from bad to worse when another body turns up and one of Van Veeteren's colleagues, a young female detective, disappears without a trace. Now Van Veeteren must find the killer, and, it is hoped, his colleague, before anyone else comes to harm. Riveting and intellectually satisfying, Borkmann's Point unfolds like a chess match where each move could prove deadly.
“Keeps you on the edge of your seat.... You don’t want it to end.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Nesser has a penetrating eye for the skull beneath the skin." —The New York Times
“Appealing.... Engaging.... Unexpectedly poignant.... A lean whodunit whose narrative speed and concision are admirable.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Cerebral.... An atmospheric mystery.” —The Plain Dealer