Night Rounds by Helene Tursten is one of the best Scandinavian crime novels I've read in a while. This one has night nurses who go missing, murder, surgeries, and most interesting of all, the ghost of a long dead nurse who appears at night on the ward where she worked fifty years ago. Siv Persson is the night nurse on duty when the lights go out in the hospital and the respirator alarm goes off in the intensive care unit where a patient lies gravely ill. The doctor runs into the ICU looking for the nurse who should be there, but she is missing. On her way back to the nurses' station, Nurse Siv saw something in a hallway that caused her to collapse on the floor.
This is an exciting and mysterious novel that is very hard to put down. Det. Irene Huss becomes involved in the case when she is asked to go to the hospital to see what is going on there. Huss is a very likable detective who tries balancing a full-time job with a home, husband and children. She's very good at what she does. All of Tursten's characters are well developed through the course of the story.
I thought I had this all figured out ahead of time, but I was wrong. The ending is particularly good and enjoyable.
Anyone who enjoys a good mystery should love this one.
Anyone who likes a good
- Hardcover: 326 pages
- Publisher: Soho Crime (22 March 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781616950064
- ISBN-13: 978-1616950064
- ASIN: 1616950064
- Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3 x 23.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
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