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The Katharina Code

The Cold Case Quartet, Book 1
Narrated by: Tim McInnerny
Series: The Cold Case Quartet, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Katharina Code by Jørn Lier Horst.

Twenty-four years ago Katharina Haugen went missing. All she left behind was her husband, Martin, and a mysterious string of numbers scribbled on a piece of paper.

Every year on October 9th Chief Inspector William Wisting takes out the files to the case he was never able to solve. Stares at the code he was never able to crack. And visits the husband he was never able to help.

But now Martin Haugen is missing too.

As Wisting prepares to investigate another missing persons case he's visited by a detective from Oslo. Adrian Stiller is convinced Martin's involved in another disappearance of a young woman and asks Wisting to close the net around Martin.

But is Wisting playing cat and mouse with a dangerous killer or a grief-stricken husband who cannot lay the past to rest?

Set between the icy streets and dark forests of Norway, The Katharina Code is a heart-stopping story of one man's obsession with his coldest case.

©2018 Jørn Lier Horst (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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A bit slow for me

It's a well written story. But not really my cup of tea. I found the story rather flat.

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Buen descubrimiento

Vale la pena, una vez que agarra, no suelta. Un estilo distinto, muy bien escrito y así también relatado

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  • Mark
  • 07-11-2018

Jorn Lier Horst slowly unravelled a 24 year old

Jorn Lier Horst, author of the Chief Inspector William Wisting series, sets his main character Wisting to slowly unravel a mysterious 24 year old disappearance and also solves an cold case faked kidnapping. All the elements are there for a great book, but perhaps let down somewhat by the narrator.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 12-11-2018

Moderately OK.

This did hold my interest, but somehow I found it rather stodgy and lack lustre. I felt that the successful conclusion was reached by bumbling coincidences, not by police procedures.
The characters were nothing special, nor particularly likeable.
It was OK, but I think that this is my last by this author.

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  • Nick L.
  • 17-06-2019

Where's Saul Reichlin?

I have really enjoyed all the William Wisting stories until now! I have to say that Tim McInnerny's narration was terrible at best, it thoroughly ruined The Katharina Code.

Saul Reichlin brings William Wisting to life, I'm afraid Tim McInnerny made William Wisting and all the other characters dull and down right boring. I've just cancelled my pre-order for The Cabin, The Cold Case Quartet, Book 2 until I know who the narrator will be and if it's Tim Mcinnerney, I will buy the book instead

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  • Christine
  • 25-04-2019

Mediocre

I love Scandinavian crime so was intrigued by this book's title. At the start of it, the intriguing plot is at first engaging but soon becomes predictable and a bit long-winded in unfolding.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-2019

Masterpiece

His books just get better and better. This one was another beautifully written book! Keep them coming!