Guilt : Department Q

  • by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • Series: Department Q
  • 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following the international No 1 bestsellers Mercy and Disgrace, Guilt is the fourth heart-stopping Department Q novel from Jussi Adler-Olsen, and a gripping treat for all fans of the Scandinavian crime thriller.
1987. Nete Rosen thought she'd put her traumatic youth behind her. Her caring foster parents and loving husband helped her start again. However, when a man from her past reappears one night, Nete's new life could be shattered. But she won't be drawn back into that nightmare - she won't be a victim again...
2010. Detective Carl M'rck from Copenhagen's cold case division is looking into the disappearance of Rita Nielsen, an escort agency owner. The investigation reveals that Rita is only one piece of the puzzle. Because this is not a one-off incident - but part of a disturbing pattern which has been hidden from prying eyes for over twenty years...
Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. Mercy and Disgrace are the first two in currently four novels in the Department Q series. He holds the prestigious Glass Key Award, given annually for a crime novel by a Scandinavian author, and is also winner of the Golden Laurels, Denmark's highest literary accolade.


What the Critics Say

"Gripping storytelling" (Guardian)
"Engrossing" (Sunday Express)
"As impressive as it is unnerving" (Independent)


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Customer Reviews

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Having read the other 3 Department Q books I was really waiting for this one and I wasn't disappointed it was just as good as the other 3.

The same well thought out plot the same dry wit.. the same excellent narration by Steven Pacey but I'm going to be picky here... having your main characters begin the book with a cold which brings with it a dodgy tummy o.o and lasts the entire book may work in print but as an audio-book not so much!
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- RubyShoes

Great stuff yet again.

The Purity of Vengeance issue on aside, this is a superb story, expertly read.

The balance of humour and honest to God tragedy is extremely well done. The core subject matter exposes the brutality and narrow minded self serving attitudes of a long gone time. That is to say, I sincerely hope those attitudes have no grounding anywhere on earth any more.

If you've enjoyed his previous dept Q books, I'm sure you'll love this. If you haven't had the pleasure of any of them, crack on!
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- Niall

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-02-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited