Chief Insp. Sigrid Ødegård travels from Norway to New York to find her brother, who is on the run from the police. Set during Obama’s first presidential campaign, against the backdrop of a police shooting, Ødegård finds a country on the cusp of change. Miller is a superb writer, deftly laying bare the problems of police killings, racism and politics. Ødegård’s wry Norwegian observations on American policing and culture make this intelligent crime novel surprisingly funny, as well as exceptionally gripping.
Recommended by Martin Shannon, Dun Laoghaire
A Norwegian Detective is back at work after a lengthy investigation into potential unlawful discharging of her firearm. She's in the clear but, when thrown in the deep end on her first day she realises she isn't ready to be back. So she heads home to see her Father who doesn't want her there, he wants to send her to America to find her brother who has stopped sending letters. Her Father is worried and she needs something to occupy her thoughts . This is at once a quality detective novel about a missing person and an insightful and entertaining look at America from an outsider's perspective.