In 2001, three year old Dina is killed in a tragic car accident. Not long thereafter Dina’s mother dies under mysterious circumstances, and Dina’s father Jonas is convicted of her murder.
In 2016, the cold case ends up on the desk of Detective Henrik Holme, who tries to convince his mentor Hanne Wilhelmsen that the father might have been wrongly convicted. Holme and Wilhelmsen discover that the case could be connected to the suicide of an eccentric blogger as well as the kidnapping of the grandson of a EuroJackpot millionaire.
In Dust and Ashes is the tenth and final installment in Anne Holt’s successful series featuring Police Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen.
What a delight it is to read Anne Holt! Few succeed in being so thrilling as they discuss contemporary society’s greatest issues.
With humor and empathy Holt captures both the clear-headed young policeman’s behavior and tics, and the older woman’s self-obsessed intelligence. It’s clear that the author likes her versions of Watson and Holmes, and so do I. /.../ An engaging page-turner.
This is Anne Holt at her very, very best. And we’re talking world-class.