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2000s: The mother of a missing two-year-old girl is seriously injured in a suspected terrorist attack in Oslo

  • ISBN: 978-1913193560
  • Translator: Megan Turney
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

Oslo, New Year’s Eve. The annual firework celebration is rocked by an explosion, and the city is put on terrorist alert.

Police officer Alexander Blix and blogger Emma Ramm are on the scene, and when a severely injured survivor is pulled from the icy harbour, she is identified as the mother of two-year-old Patricia Smeplass, who was kidnapped on her way home from kindergarten ten years earlier … and never found.

Blix and Ramm join forces to investigate the unsolved case, as public interest heightens, the terror threat is raised, and it becomes clear that Patricia’s disappearance is not all that it seems…

Travel Guide

Welcome to the Oslo of Enger and Horst

The city is the start of the show here and certainly at the start of the novel where the annual New Year Celebrations are taking place.

The area around the City Hall and the harbour are the two busiest in the plot. Together with Frogner Park, these are also crime scenes where the action at the start of the book has consequences for the entire story which follows.

The city appears raw, colder than usual and we see a wide variety of places in and around the city including the island where Blix used to live.

Plenty of personal connections in this novel to bring Oslo and it’s Smokescreen characters to life,

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Destination/location: Oslo   Author/guide: Jorn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger  Departure Time: 2000s

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