Inspector Van Veeteren

9 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 67 ratings

Inspector and Silence Summary

In the heart of summer, the country swelters in a fog of heat. In the beautiful forested lake-town of Sorbinowo, Sergeant Merwin Kluuge’s tranquil existence is shattered when he receives a phone call from an anonymous woman. She tells him that a girl has gone missing from the summer camp of the mysterious The Pure Life, a religious sect buried deep in the woods. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is recruited to help solve the mystery.But Van Veeteren’s investigations at The Pure Life go nowhere fast. The strange priest-like figure who leads the sect, Oscar Yellineck, refuses even to admit anyone is missing. Things soon take a sinister turn, however, when a young girl’s body is discovered in the woods, raped and strangled; and Yellineck himself disappears. Yet even in the face of these new horrors, the remaining members of the sect refuse to co-operate with Van Veeteren, remaining largely silent.

As the body count rises, a media frenzy descends upon the town and the pressure to find the monster behind the murders weighs heavily on the investigative team. Finally Van Veeteren realises that to solve this disturbing case, faced with silence and with few clues to follow, he has only his intuition to rely on…

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 5

    • Inspector and Silence

    • By: Hakan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the heart of summer, the country swelters in a fog of heat. In the beautiful forested lake-town of Sorbinowo, Sergeant Merwin Kluuge’s tranquil existence is shattered when he receives a phone call from an anonymous woman. She tells him that a girl has gone missing from the summer camp of the mysterious The Pure Life, a religious sect buried deep in the woods. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is recruited to help solve the mystery.But Van Veeteren’s investigations at The Pure Life go nowhere fast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping stuff, well written

    • By Elinor Dashwood on 23-04-11

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