By Sara Blædel & Mads Peder Nordbo

“It feels as if she’s completely bloated. I think her skin is covered in sores. I can stick my fingers into it… she has dissolved.”

IT IS SUMMER and everything is peaceful and idyllic in the Funen village of Tommerup, when Charlotte, a young mother of two small children, is on her way from her morning exercise in the sports centre to her job at the local school. A few minutes later, she disappears without a trace somewhere on the short stretch between the centre and the school.

LATER IN THE day, when Charlotte’s husband shows up in a desperate state at the police station in Odense, Chief Superintendent Liam Stark and Superintendent Dea Torp don’t initially react to the case, as the woman has only been missing for eight hours. The next morning, Charlotte still hasn’t turned up, and it soon becomes clear that a crime may have been committed.

IN THE FOLLOWING days, the case grows to an extent where most of Funen is involved, and people are hiding indoors in fear of becoming the next victim. An intense battle against time unfolds for Liam and Dea, who find themselves trapped in a game where people die a painful death, without the police being able to do anything but watch helplessly.

HOW DO YOU solve such a gruesome crime without victims? How do you track down a maniac whose only goal in life is to be one step ahead? What is it like to know that you are going to die and are waiting for your body to decompose?

SUCCES-DUO JOIN forces for new crime series – experienced authors Sara Blædel and Mads Peder Nordbo publish crime fiction together. The new Liam and Dea-series starts with Dissolved,  releases June 16th in Denmark.

First published by JP Politken June 16th 2021.

Croatia, Znanje
Czech, Dobrovsky
Estonia, Eesti Raamat
Hungary, Alexandra
Iceland, Bjartur
Norway, Strawberry
Russia/Kazachstan, Foliant
Serbia, Nordiq
Sweden, Polaris
World English, Crooked Lane

“Blaedel and Nordbo carefully establish the relationships and tension in the first part of the book and then quicken the pace in an all-out race to solve the case and salvage whatever they can from the clutches of a criminal whose level of cruelty is shockingly novel”
Elizabeth DeNoma, DeNoma Literary Services, US

Dissolved is a topnotch thriller that clearly spreads out the potential suspects as our dynamic police duo
eventually figure everything out.”
– Bookreporter, US

“The co-authors keep up the tension to the end.”
– Kirkus Reviews, US

“Professionally done.”
–  Dagbladenes Bureau, Henrik Tjalve

“The one who loves a good crime novel with a genius plot that leaves a lot of traces along the read must read Dissolved, it’s an absolute must when you plan your summer read.”
–  Bogfidusen.dk

Dissolved is creepy. It is tantalizing, nail biting and a little gross. But it is also insanely thrilling, so captivating that it was physically impossible to put it down before it was finished.”
–  Bogdoktor (IG)

“Dissolved  is the type of crime novel you can’t put down. You just need to read a little bit more and a little bit more.”
– Randiglensbo.dk

Dissolved gets my warmest recommendations, it’s one of those crime stories you will remember as the big catchy release of the summer.”
– Krimiormen.dk

“Blædel and Nordbo have managed to find a voice that is both of them… it has resulted in what can continue to be the crime success of the summer.”
– Bogblogger.dk

“An incredibly unique and thrilling crime novel.”
–  Bogens_liv (IG)

It all weaves together and is a complete text  from the first to the last page.”
–  Krummeskrummelurer.dk

“If you are into thrilling crime novels, you should read Dissolved.
–   Homebybianca.dk

“I am extremely impressed by the new crime duo that has shown, with excellence, that they both by themselves and together can write stories that have the pages turning by themselves.”
–  Emmasbogreol (IG)

“This book is so well written and captivating, that you won’t put it down until you finish it.”
–  Mullesbogblog (IG)

“This is a duo that really works well together.”
–  fruthulstrup.dk

An incredibly thrilling, well written and thought provoking crime novel.”
–  Findalskrimiside.dk

Amazingly put together.”
–  Bog_finken (IG)

Crazily thrilling – and bold.”
–  bechsbooks.dk

“I really hope that Sara Blædel and Mads Peder Nordbo continue to write as a duo. I am not really done with Dea and Liam.”
–  Bechsbooks.dk

“Read now!”
–  Læsegodter

A crime story that knows what it is doing.”
–  Børsen, Line Rasmussen

The book is both well written and thrilling.”
–  Krimifan.dk

“I really think Dissolved is a good book. A nice mix of suspense, humor and characters.”
–  tines_bogtanker (IG)

“A thrilling and well composed crime novel with a good flow, a comprehensive and macabre plot, a wide and multifaceted character gallery and a lot of relatable Danish ambient environments.”
– Dansk BiblioteksCenter , Lektørudtalelse