The Scarred Woman : Department Q

  • by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by Saul Reichlin
  • Series: Department Q
  • 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A #1 International Best-Seller
Over 16 million copies sold
Winner of the Glass Key award
Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with his most captivating and suspenseful novel yet.
In a Copenhagen park, the body of an elderly woman is discovered. Though the case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide from over a decade ago, the police cannot find any connection between the two victims. Across town, a group of young women are being hunted down. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery.
Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors' expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After a breakdown, their colleague Rose is struggling to deal with the ghosts of her past - a past seemingly connected to one of the division's most sinister case-files. It is up to Carl, Assad and Gordon to unearth the dark and violent truth plaguing Rose before it is too late.
Translated by William Frost
Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.


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Customer Reviews

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Infantilising narration

What disappointed you about The Scarred Woman?

We've so enjoyed the previous department Q stories, and were really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately the narration is so turgid it is difficult to get past it and hear the story. Will have to return unfinished. So sorry that Audible have opted for this narrator, who may be good for non-native speakers but is so distracting

Would you ever listen to anything by Jussi Adler-Olsen again?

Not with this narrator

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Saul Reichlin?

Steven Pacey, Samantha Bond, Sean Barrett, Lewis Hancock, Tom Hollander

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- Anthony

What a let down after such a long wait!

Oh I do think that this series has 'gone off the boil', this book was all over the place - dreadfully messy with too many side stories going on at once.
I think that the relationship between Karl (Carl) and his staff is changing significantly and has lost its charm. Hardy, too, was scarcely mentioned.
Saul Reichlin has also changed in my view - I used to love his narrations - but now he seems to be labouring and e n u n c i a t i n g V E R Y slowly, as if he is speaking to a class of children with learning difficulties.
I won't hold my breath for the next in the series - I had been looking forward to this one and feel so disappointed.
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- mollyeyre

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-09-2017
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing