MERCY - JUSSI ADLER-OLSEN (BOOK REVIEW)

This is the first book in the series featuring DI Carl Mørck set in Denmark. The book is well written and very easy to follow. Very similar to those in the same genre: Nesbo, Mankell, Larson etc.

At times I feel the crime writers of Scandinavia are all the same. Very repetitive with the main detective (drinker, divorced, middle aged). The plot was good but could have been 150 pages less. This book is a whopping 498 pages deep. I think 350-400 would have done the job. The suspense was decent but the ending was a little anticlimactic. However i did enjoy the overall plot which is main thing.

4/5 Stars.

PLOT HERE: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10215717-mercy?from_search=true

AC 

Keith Bruton