The lover / Helene Flood ; translated from the Norwegian by Alison McCullough.
Is it worse to lie to your husband or the police? Rikke is deceiving them both. When their upstairs neighbour Jørgen is found dead, she's questioned alongside her husband Åsmund. How can Rikke admit in front of Åsmund that Jørgen and her were having an affair? Or explain to the police the complexity of her feelings for Jørgen? The hint of relief that he's dead. And, as the investigation closes in on the neighbourhood, how long can she conceal the affair from her neighbours, her husband and her teenage daughter? Rikke knows she can't hide the phone calls, emails and messages from the police. So she cuts herself a deal. In return for a few days' grace to tell Åsmund before anyone else does, she'll share everything about the affair. But before she can summon the courage to confess, Rikke is struck by a chilling revelation. Jørgen can only have been killed by someone living in their small apartment building.-- Goodreads.
- ISBN: 9781529406115
- Physical Description: 439 pages ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: London : MacLehos Press, an imprint of Quercus Editions Ltd., 2022.
"First published in the Norwegian language as Elskeren by H. Aschehoug & Co, Oslo, in 2020"--title page verso.
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