The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element The international bestselling series returns bringing Norwegian sensation Jorgen Brekke s detective his most deadly case of murder yet a murder he himself might have committed Police Inspector Odd Sin

  • Title: The Fifth Element
  • Author: Jørgen Brekke
  • ISBN: 9781250073914
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The international bestselling series returns bringing Norwegian sensation Jorgen Brekke s detective his most deadly case of murder yet a murder he himself might have committed.Police Inspector Odd Singsaker has been captured, imprisoned on an island off the Northern coast of Norway He wakes to find himself holding a shotgun Next to him is a corpse But what events led hiThe international bestselling series returns bringing Norwegian sensation Jorgen Brekke s detective his most deadly case of murder yet a murder he himself might have committed.Police Inspector Odd Singsaker has been captured, imprisoned on an island off the Northern coast of Norway He wakes to find himself holding a shotgun Next to him is a corpse But what events led him to this point And how did he get here A few weeks earlier, Felicia, his wife, disappeared Though he didn t know it, she was trying to find her way back to Odd to reconcile, but then she vanished into a snowstorm Possibly involved is a corrupt, coldblooded cop from Oslo, a devious college student who s stolen a great deal of cocaine from drug dealers, and a hit man hired by the drug dealers who have been robbed All of these lives intersect with Odd s as he searches for Felicia.The Fifth Element is ultimately the story of what happened to Felicia Stone Within that journey, brutal crimes are uncovered, tenacious love shines through, and chilling characters with nothing to lose will stop at nothing to get what they want Jorgen Brekke once again delivers a chilling thriller that readers will tear through to unravel what happened and why.

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    1. Introducing a myriad of divergent characters operating in varying time frames made reading this complex thriller like working a three dimensional jigsaw puzzle. Challenging but extraordinarily satisfying to finally see the O'Henry-esque spin the author so brilliantly weaves on unintended consequences; the Fifth Element. It's a totally original, creative and entertaining take on the motivation and sheer randomness of crime and succeeds in taking Scandinavian crime fiction to the next level.

    2. The first volume in the Odd Singsaker series was brilliant and I didn't like the second one too much. The Fifth Element goes back to the basics and it is fantastic. At first the structure going back and forth in time was a little confusing, and the sudden introduction of characters we didn't know kept me thinking I was missing something. But it all ends up fitting together so well, that it was exhilarating. All these characters are part of the same story, and only once you've read the whole book [...]

    3. Høy litterær kvalitet, original historie, utfordrende bipersoner som kunne vært hovedpersoner. Spenning fra første til siste side!

    4. If you're one of he countless who relishes mysteries and enjoys puzzles you're in for a seldom found pleasure with The Fifth Element by noted Nordic writer Jorgen Brekke. .This author has created a sensation not only in his own country but throughout the world with his vaunted tales featuring Police Inspector Odd Singsaker (Where Monsters Dwell, Dreamless). Now, Brekke raises the bar with a frightening story filled with horrors - drugs, exortion, spousal abuse. What may be initially confusing to [...]

    5. Førstebetjent Odd Singsaker er tilbake i Brekkes tredje bok, desverre også den svakeste, ihvertfall i mine øyne. Brekke skriver godt, men har i denne boka gått vekk fra formelen med historiske tilbakeblikk og paralellhistorie som fungerte så godt i de to første. I stedet har Brekke i denne boka valgt en tidslinje som hopper fram og tilbake rundt et ubestemt tidspunkt da "det" skjedde. Det blir uoversiktlig og irriterende og framstår mest som om forfatteren bruker dette som et virkemiddel [...]

    6. En flott oppfølger i serien om Odd Singsaker. Hva skjedde med Felicia? Det er vanskelig å si noe konkret om handlingen, uten å røpe for mye av plottet, men om du likte de to første bøkene, vil du ikke bli skuffet. Denne boken er en nåtidsbok, i motsetning til de to foregående. Likevel er det fire historier som skjer parallelt, og som flettes inn i hverandre til slutt. En spennende bok, vanskelig å legge fra seg. Begynn tidlig på ettermiddagen, slik at ikke hele nattesøvnen forsvinner! [...]

    7. Jørgen Brekke left us with a cliff hanger, will Odd come out of it alive or will Sving reck his revenge in London, that's the question that the next book will answer. He's made me wonder if characters were alive or dead never giving me a chance to decide. And if they came back you could imagine why were they allowed to. I won't discuss who or why because that is for you to find out by reading this book. You won't regret it.

    8. Brekke endrer format i sin tredje bok. I stedet for å skrive krim med koblinger til historiske bøker, visesanger og forbrytelser, opererer han nå med fire parallelle historier i samtid. Boken tar oss ikke med til utlandet. Handlingen foregår stort sett i Trondheim og Oslo. De ulike handlingstrådene synes ikke å ha noe med hverandre å gjøre i starten, men gradvis nøstes personene og deres problemer sammen til en stor avslutning. Handlingen hopper litt fram og tilbake i et tidsrom på et [...]

    9. This book starts so slowly that you almost have lost interest by the time the action picks up. When it does pick up, it's a multi-layered whirlwind, with several overlapping plots, multiple bad guys,and a few characters who blur the line between bad and good.The book is a lot of fun, and while it's part of a series it stands alone. The narrative isn't fully linear, so it takes a little longer to read than it might otherwise.

    10. I usually don't like books that jump around in time. This book was frustrating for a while and I almost dropped it. The last third of the The Fifth Element, though, started to order and unify the incredibly complicated plot line into one of the best mysteries I've read. I'll have to go back and read the first two in the series.

    11. This is my first introduction to Brekke and the Odd Singsaker series and what a ride! Complex puzzle, bouncing back and forward and then back again until the plot finally becomes clear. I felt at times like I was trying to put together one of my sons three dimension wooden puzzles - where the heck does this piece go?! Will be keeping my eye out for the chance to read more in the series.

    12. Different from books #1 and 2. No centuries-spanning flashback and no links to ancient mysteries which I liked a lot with the first couple of books.

    13. This mystery is true to its Scandinavian crime roots - full of dark woods, snowy chases, and emotionally brutal endings for all.

    14. Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for the ARC.For the first quarter of the book I didn't 'get' it, the story went back and forth in time, there were quite a few characters and I found it confusing. By the end all the different strands came to a cohesive whole, but I felt no empathy for any of the characters and was relieved to have come to the end.Since the book is part of a series, it might have been better had I read the previous ones.

    15. I've been enjoying this series, despite a bit much gore and other grossness. This one lacked that element, instead relying on suspense. The problem was that the jumping around in time (a style I normally enjoy) was just SO disjointed that the suspense never really built. There was WAY too much reliance on coincidence. There wasn't enough character development of Odd and Felicia, who were largely absent from the story despite their involvement in it - which makes no sense but is true. And while t [...]

    16. Lettlest, kort, spennende bok. Tredje bok om Singsaker, i denne er det ingen historisk parallellhistorie, derimot har nåtidshistorien blitt ristet godt slik at vi får fortid, fremtid og nåtid rundt en dramatisk hendelse på Hitra om hverandre. Jeg likte de første to bedre, og håper at historieparallellen er tilbake i neste bok

    17. Brekkes første bok var bra, den neste var OK, mens "Menneskets Natur" vil nok være det siste jeg leser av ham. For å være rettferdig, så er den nok ikke helt håpløs som spenningsroman, men som krim fungerer den dårlig.

    18. Slukte også denne på en dag, i likhet med de to første. Jeg skjønner på en måte hvorfor hele historia var lagt til nåtid (ei tredje bok med fortid/nåtidshistorier kan bli for mye), men det ble tidvis litt mye å holde styr på med fire parallellhistorier. Uansett ei lesverdig bok.

    19. Harder to read, jumping back and forth in the timeline got a bit confusing. But still a book that catches your interest

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