Blessed Are Those Who Thirst

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst

THE SECOND BOOK IN EDGAR-NOMINATED ANNE HOLT?S INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES FEATURING DETECTIVE HANNE WILHELMSEN, LAST SEEN IN BLIND GODDESS IT is only the beginning of May but in Oslo a brutal heat wave has coincided with an alarming increase in violent crime. In the latest instance, police investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen is sent to a macabre crime scene on the THE SECOND BOOK IN EDGAR-NOMINATED ANNE HOLT?S INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES FEATURING DETECTIVE HANNE WILH...

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Title:Blessed Are Those Who Thirst
Author:Anne Holt
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Blessed Are Those Who Thirst Reviews

  • Julie Barrett
    Sep 30, 2016

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

  • Luanne Ollivier
    Dec 12, 2012

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

  • Candace
    Apr 29, 2016

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

  • ✿ Deni
    Mar 28, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

  • Carole Landry
    May 24, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

    Second book in the Norwegian series of mystery writer Anne Holt. Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her partner Hakon S deal with a heat wave and a crime wave in their country... and this time the crimes are rape and some crazed crime scene stager with a blood fetish. In her typical fashio...

  • Sheila
    Oct 25, 2015

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

  • Carfig
    Aug 29, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

    Second book in the Norwegian series of mystery writer Anne Holt. Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her partner Hakon S deal with a heat wave and a crime wave in their country... and this time the crimes are rape and some crazed crime scene stager with a blood fetish. In her typical fashio...

    I continue reading through Anne Holt's work. Set during a Norwegian heat wave, this book didn't interest me as much as the earlier snowbound volume did. More cultural quirks appeared in this book, and because the books were translated at a later date, we don't find the protagonist in a...

    A little bit of a slow start for me, possibly because the start of school loomed large. But once I had a little time at lunch, I finished the last 100+ pages in 2 days. Hanne is quite a policewoman, but even she can't stop the relentless power of revenge. Or being pulled into a promoti...

  • Lynda Kelly
    Aug 31, 2014

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

  • Barbpie
    Dec 07, 2012

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

  • False
    Jan 21, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

    Second book in the Norwegian series of mystery writer Anne Holt. Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her partner Hakon S deal with a heat wave and a crime wave in their country... and this time the crimes are rape and some crazed crime scene stager with a blood fetish. In her typical fashio...

    I continue reading through Anne Holt's work. Set during a Norwegian heat wave, this book didn't interest me as much as the earlier snowbound volume did. More cultural quirks appeared in this book, and because the books were translated at a later date, we don't find the protagonist in a...

  • Paul Pessolano
    Dec 07, 2012

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

  • Bridget Martin
    Oct 11, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

  • Amy Lignor
    Jan 22, 2013

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

  • Harry
    Nov 12, 2013

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

  • Terese Smith
    Jul 25, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

    Second book in the Norwegian series of mystery writer Anne Holt. Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her partner Hakon S deal with a heat wave and a crime wave in their country... and this time the crimes are rape and some crazed crime scene stager with a blood fetish. In her typical fashio...

    I continue reading through Anne Holt's work. Set during a Norwegian heat wave, this book didn't interest me as much as the earlier snowbound volume did. More cultural quirks appeared in this book, and because the books were translated at a later date, we don't find the protagonist in a...

    A little bit of a slow start for me, possibly because the start of school loomed large. But once I had a little time at lunch, I finished the last 100+ pages in 2 days. Hanne is quite a policewoman, but even she can't stop the relentless power of revenge. Or being pulled into a promoti...

    I first discovered Anne Holt in a secondhand bookshop in Dublin - The Lion?s Mouth. Since then I have read #6,#3 and now #2. Blessed was a good read and Naples with some of Hanna and Hakon?s backstory. While it?s over 20years old I found the discussion of asylum seekers, racism a...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Jul 17, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

  • Frank
    Oct 22, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

  • Anuca
    Jan 10, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

  • Leah
    Jan 04, 2016

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

  • Mike
    May 19, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

  • Rachel Hall
    Jan 22, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

  • Plum-crazy
    Jan 06, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

  • Mary Cassidy
    Aug 13, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

    Second book in the Norwegian series of mystery writer Anne Holt. Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her partner Hakon S deal with a heat wave and a crime wave in their country... and this time the crimes are rape and some crazed crime scene stager with a blood fetish. In her typical fashio...

    I continue reading through Anne Holt's work. Set during a Norwegian heat wave, this book didn't interest me as much as the earlier snowbound volume did. More cultural quirks appeared in this book, and because the books were translated at a later date, we don't find the protagonist in a...

    A little bit of a slow start for me, possibly because the start of school loomed large. But once I had a little time at lunch, I finished the last 100+ pages in 2 days. Hanne is quite a policewoman, but even she can't stop the relentless power of revenge. Or being pulled into a promoti...

    I first discovered Anne Holt in a secondhand bookshop in Dublin - The Lion?s Mouth. Since then I have read #6,#3 and now #2. Blessed was a good read and Naples with some of Hanna and Hakon?s backstory. While it?s over 20years old I found the discussion of asylum seekers, racism a...

    In Oslo is everything out of order : the weather, the criminals and even the police but in the end the order is restored and justice is served , I think. Anne Holt is at best in describing people and the weather. Anne Holt likes to lead the reader astray. ...

    Good read Good second book. The development and more insight given to the character's was good. It was also good to have a crime story showing the police in a normal light e.g. not getting it right all the time along with the frustrations that brings. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting but it has a strange style. Nothing is cut and dried. For example the murderer's motives are not explained, nothing is more than superficially investigated and Hanne's relationships and motivations are elusive. I think this book...

    Keeps me reading. Anne Holt always grabs and doesn't let go. Hanne is human and she realizes that the victims and co-workers are human too. She doesn't jump to conclusions, even in her personal life. ...

    Liked it better than the last one, but will take a break from this author for a while. Too violent for me. I like the characters, just not the cruelty, especially from the point of view of either victim or perpetrator. I want to stay with the protagonist. ...

  • Karen
    Jul 26, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

  • Eliza
    Aug 07, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

  • Elaine Tomasso
    Mar 20, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

    Second book in the Norwegian series of mystery writer Anne Holt. Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her partner Hakon S deal with a heat wave and a crime wave in their country... and this time the crimes are rape and some crazed crime scene stager with a blood fetish. In her typical fashio...

    I continue reading through Anne Holt's work. Set during a Norwegian heat wave, this book didn't interest me as much as the earlier snowbound volume did. More cultural quirks appeared in this book, and because the books were translated at a later date, we don't find the protagonist in a...

    A little bit of a slow start for me, possibly because the start of school loomed large. But once I had a little time at lunch, I finished the last 100+ pages in 2 days. Hanne is quite a policewoman, but even she can't stop the relentless power of revenge. Or being pulled into a promoti...

    I first discovered Anne Holt in a secondhand bookshop in Dublin - The Lion?s Mouth. Since then I have read #6,#3 and now #2. Blessed was a good read and Naples with some of Hanna and Hakon?s backstory. While it?s over 20years old I found the discussion of asylum seekers, racism a...

    In Oslo is everything out of order : the weather, the criminals and even the police but in the end the order is restored and justice is served , I think. Anne Holt is at best in describing people and the weather. Anne Holt likes to lead the reader astray. ...

    Good read Good second book. The development and more insight given to the character's was good. It was also good to have a crime story showing the police in a normal light e.g. not getting it right all the time along with the frustrations that brings. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting but it has a strange style. Nothing is cut and dried. For example the murderer's motives are not explained, nothing is more than superficially investigated and Hanne's relationships and motivations are elusive. I think this book...

  • Neil Mullins
    Oct 06, 2017

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

    Second book in the Norwegian series of mystery writer Anne Holt. Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her partner Hakon S deal with a heat wave and a crime wave in their country... and this time the crimes are rape and some crazed crime scene stager with a blood fetish. In her typical fashio...

    I continue reading through Anne Holt's work. Set during a Norwegian heat wave, this book didn't interest me as much as the earlier snowbound volume did. More cultural quirks appeared in this book, and because the books were translated at a later date, we don't find the protagonist in a...

    A little bit of a slow start for me, possibly because the start of school loomed large. But once I had a little time at lunch, I finished the last 100+ pages in 2 days. Hanne is quite a policewoman, but even she can't stop the relentless power of revenge. Or being pulled into a promoti...

    I first discovered Anne Holt in a secondhand bookshop in Dublin - The Lion?s Mouth. Since then I have read #6,#3 and now #2. Blessed was a good read and Naples with some of Hanna and Hakon?s backstory. While it?s over 20years old I found the discussion of asylum seekers, racism a...

    In Oslo is everything out of order : the weather, the criminals and even the police but in the end the order is restored and justice is served , I think. Anne Holt is at best in describing people and the weather. Anne Holt likes to lead the reader astray. ...

    Good read Good second book. The development and more insight given to the character's was good. It was also good to have a crime story showing the police in a normal light e.g. not getting it right all the time along with the frustrations that brings. ...

  • Frank
    Apr 25, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

  • Timo Tiilikainen
    May 10, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

    Second book in the Norwegian series of mystery writer Anne Holt. Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her partner Hakon S deal with a heat wave and a crime wave in their country... and this time the crimes are rape and some crazed crime scene stager with a blood fetish. In her typical fashio...

    I continue reading through Anne Holt's work. Set during a Norwegian heat wave, this book didn't interest me as much as the earlier snowbound volume did. More cultural quirks appeared in this book, and because the books were translated at a later date, we don't find the protagonist in a...

    A little bit of a slow start for me, possibly because the start of school loomed large. But once I had a little time at lunch, I finished the last 100+ pages in 2 days. Hanne is quite a policewoman, but even she can't stop the relentless power of revenge. Or being pulled into a promoti...

    I first discovered Anne Holt in a secondhand bookshop in Dublin - The Lion?s Mouth. Since then I have read #6,#3 and now #2. Blessed was a good read and Naples with some of Hanna and Hakon?s backstory. While it?s over 20years old I found the discussion of asylum seekers, racism a...

    In Oslo is everything out of order : the weather, the criminals and even the police but in the end the order is restored and justice is served , I think. Anne Holt is at best in describing people and the weather. Anne Holt likes to lead the reader astray. ...

  • Judy B
    May 03, 2018

    This is the second novel in the DI Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt and in my opinion is a marked improvement on the previous novel, feeling like more of the finished article and providing a uniquely Nordic snapshot of crime and just how it affects a cross-section of the population...

    Book Review Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. I...

    The subject of this 2nd installment is more disturbing than the 1st, but I liked this one even more. You get to see more into Hanne's personality and her struggle with internalized homophobia, plus Billy T, her awesome colleague who hints that he knows she's gay & is cool with it! ...

    I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!) Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news an...

    A crime wave in Oslo... There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly...

    As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - ...

    I read this right after Brett Kavanaugh was handed a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was not eager to read about sexual assault, bumbling police efforts, men blaming and shaming women who were brutally attacked ... the whole mess. If it had been set in...

    Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she i...

    Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective. In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases?so does the violence. Detective Wilhelmsen is ca...

    ?Blessed Are Those Who Thirst? by Anne Holt, published by Scribner. Category ? Mystery/Thriller This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city. Hanne is called...

    I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured. This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly...

    Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como ...

    I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hate...

    El inicio del libro es aburrido, creo que en particular es la escritura de la autora lo que no terminó de gustarme. La trama no tiene nada que te enganche de verdad, algo que es primordial en este tipo de historias, solo hacía el final sucede algo interesante y aún así siento que ...

    Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life. ...

    Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case. ...

    I don't know how to start describing how much I disliked this book, there is actually nothing I enjoyed about it other than it's short and even that could have been made better by making it even shorter, as there are many sentences and even paragraphs that aren't needed and feel as if ...

    It seemly appears that someone is trying to mess with the police by putting animal blood in very is a band in areas. There is so much blood it there it looks like a massacre and they are calling them Saturday night massacres. However I?m nobodies are ever found. Also there is another...

    I happened to come across Anne Holt's books when I read the last in series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. In this one she's physically able, and much younger - although I had trouble seeing her as a young person in my head: she comes across to me as older than her years. Holt paints a g...

    I struggle with starring on GR, as 3 stars seems like a punishment, but this is definitely not a 4 star book. I enjoyed this less than Blind Goddess. The plot felt scattered, and there were frequent lengthy asides and things that just sort of happen despite not being relevant to the pl...

    [library audiobook] Second in this series I have read. Nice set of recurring characters, Hanne, Billy T, Hakon Sone. Nice to have a lesbian police detective, although the pink Harley seems a little much. Nice to have a concern for refuge women being victimized. Not so sure I could f...

    Second book in the Norwegian series of mystery writer Anne Holt. Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her partner Hakon S deal with a heat wave and a crime wave in their country... and this time the crimes are rape and some crazed crime scene stager with a blood fetish. In her typical fashio...

    I continue reading through Anne Holt's work. Set during a Norwegian heat wave, this book didn't interest me as much as the earlier snowbound volume did. More cultural quirks appeared in this book, and because the books were translated at a later date, we don't find the protagonist in a...

    A little bit of a slow start for me, possibly because the start of school loomed large. But once I had a little time at lunch, I finished the last 100+ pages in 2 days. Hanne is quite a policewoman, but even she can't stop the relentless power of revenge. Or being pulled into a promoti...

    I first discovered Anne Holt in a secondhand bookshop in Dublin - The Lion?s Mouth. Since then I have read #6,#3 and now #2. Blessed was a good read and Naples with some of Hanna and Hakon?s backstory. While it?s over 20years old I found the discussion of asylum seekers, racism a...

    In Oslo is everything out of order : the weather, the criminals and even the police but in the end the order is restored and justice is served , I think. Anne Holt is at best in describing people and the weather. Anne Holt likes to lead the reader astray. ...

    Good read Good second book. The development and more insight given to the character's was good. It was also good to have a crime story showing the police in a normal light e.g. not getting it right all the time along with the frustrations that brings. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting but it has a strange style. Nothing is cut and dried. For example the murderer's motives are not explained, nothing is more than superficially investigated and Hanne's relationships and motivations are elusive. I think this book...

    Keeps me reading. Anne Holt always grabs and doesn't let go. Hanne is human and she realizes that the victims and co-workers are human too. She doesn't jump to conclusions, even in her personal life. ...