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. Atmospheric, gripping and suspenseful; this is Nordic Noir at its very best.
You loved Wallander, now meet Wisting . . .
Katharina went missing twenty-four years ago.
Each year on the anniversary of her disappearance Chief Inspector William Wisting visits her husband, the man he could never help.
He re-reads her files, searching for the answer he could never find.
The code he could never solve.
This year is going to be different.
Another woman is missing.
And so is Katharina's husband.
Wisting has to find him, but is he rescuing a dear friend, or playing a deadly game?
Jørn Lier Horst is the winner of the 2018 Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year award
SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES FROM THE PRODUCERS BEHIND WALLANDER AND THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.
'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers' The Times
Jørn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today' The Sunday Times
'A well-crafted, atmospheric, character-driven thriller- I couldn't put it down!' Alex Dahl, author of The Boy At The Door
'The game of cat and mouse was exciting . . . I will be on the lookout for more books by Horst' 4* reader review
'Well-written and fast paced. This book had me gripped. This is the first book I've read by Jorn Lier Horst, and it won't be the last' 4* reader review
A good Nordic police procedural with well-drawn characters (Choice Magazine)
A well-crafted, atmospheric, character-driven thriller- I couldn't put it down! (Alex Dahl, author of The Boy At The Door)
Jørn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today (Joan Smith Sunday Times)
Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers (Marcel Berlin The Times)
The Katharina Code is the best and most ingenious novel that Jørn Lier Horst has written thus far (Tvedestrandsposten Norway)
If you haven't already, introduce yourself to Norway's Chief Inspector William Wisting - you'll warm to him even though his patch can get pretty cold (Jon Wise Sunday Sport)
Jørn Lier Horst only gets better and better . . . The Katharina Code is a beautiful crime fiction story (Stavanger Aftenblad Norway)
The novel vibrates with anticipation all the way to the finish (Dagbladet Norway)
The author has employed literary devices one only rarely finds in a crime novel. And he's succeeded marvelously (Tvedestrandsposten Norway)
With The Katharina Code Jørn Lier Horst again delivers an excellent crime novel with a credible plot . . . All that remains is to declare that Jørn Lier Horst impresses again (Østlands-Posten Norway)