Summary

How long can you pretend to be mad without going mad? Two English pilots are forced to find out when they are shot down behind enemy lines in 1944. The area is swarming with German troops, so, unable to escape, they ditch their clothing and personal belongings, pose as German soldiers, and board a train carrying wounded SS men home from the eastern front. But their act is too convincing and they find find themselves being transferred to Alphabet House, a mental hospital for those damaged by war. They are playing a dangerous game, and it seems they might not be the only ones there hiding secrets....
Both escape adventure and psychological thriller, Alphabet House is a meticulously researched stand-alone story from the acclaimed author of the 10-million-selling 'Department Q series'
©2014 JP/Politikens Hus (P)2014 Strathmore Publishing
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Critic reviews

"Adler-Olsen is the new 'it' boy of Nordic Noir" ( The Times)
"One of the best I’ve read in a long time" (Stephen Leather)
"Epic, compelling, addictive" (Craig Russell)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-11-16

interesting departure

this is an interesting departure from Adler-Olsens usual stuff. it is a fascinating insight into human survival under extreme duress

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 26-09-15

a really good read

the unusual view of madness or perceived madness was a compelling read. the main characters were described in a way that brought them to life

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jesper L Jorgensen on 31-03-18

Not the best

Not the best read by Jussi. I just could not get that much into it

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 25-11-17

**EXCELLENT**EXCELLENT**EXCELLENT!

Definitely listen to this story. Engrossing. Great characters. The best I've listened to in a long while. Which says a lot - as I've had some good reads.

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