The Sanctuary” by Katrine Engberg

Review by Yvonne Selander, collection development librarian

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark yet again, but this time is weirder than even before. Kids find a smelly, partially buried suitcase at a local park. The police are pretty sure it’s a body before opening the case, but they weren’t expecting half a body sawed neatly up the middle. Because of the state of decay and half being missing, the police start searching the missing persons notices for a match. Why murder someone in such a gruesome way? Who is it? Where is the other half?

Rarely do I make it to book four in a series, which is testament to how much I love these characters and the plotting. If you enjoy old-fashioned detective novels where you feel like you’re on a ride along with police uncovering clues and hitting dead ends alongside them you should really check out the Korner and Werner series.