The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Seventeen years after a young woman is found hanging from the branches of a tree on the Danish island of Bornholm, Department Q is called in to work the cold case after the dramatic suicide of a police officer who was obsessed with the case and sure that detectives more experienced than him could catch the killer. Quickly determining that the former investigator was correct, it was murder not a hit and run, Department Q starts to dig into the extremely cold case.
It was great reading about Carl, Assad and Rose again. All three characters get a lot of page time; we even start to learn more about Assad’s life before Denmark! The plot goes all over the place and while necessary, some of the detours were a little longer and detailed than I thought they needed to be. Sun cults, vengeful women, red herrings, hypnotists, this book has it all.
I have listened to all the Department Q novels and enjoyed this one very much as well. The plot isn’t as tight as previous books in the series, but issues with one of the main characters that are revealed at the end of the book make me anxious for the next.