Each of Adler-Olsen's previous Dept. Q books have been engrossing, and I looked forward to The Scarred Woman. However, I found myself starting and stopping a half dozen times before getting into the novel enough to finish it.
Even after I finally got engaged enough to finish the book, the novel never invoked the same fondness for the characters that I've had in all of the previous books, nor did I find the plot(s) as compelling.
All of the women were disturbed, shallow,self-indulgent, and violent. Rose isn't shallow, but deeply disturbed, and I felt strangely distant from her character.
Why didn't this one satisfy me? For many reasons, but mostly because it felt so different in character and plot development from earlier books. Obviously, this is my own opinion and others may not have the same perception.
Read in July; blog review scheduled for 9/7/17
Police Procedural. Sept. 19, 2017. Print version: 480 pages.