Jussi Adler-Olsen

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Narrated By: Steven Pacey

Duration: 13 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Mercy, Scandinavia's new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey.

At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction. She will die first.


Copenhagen detective Carl Mørck has been taken off homicide to run a newly created department for unsolved crimes. His first case concerns Merete Lynggaard, who vanished five years ago. Everyone says she's dead. Everyone says it's a waste of time. He thinks they're right.


The voice in the dark is distorted, harsh and without mercy. It says the prisoner's torture will only end when she answers one simple question. It is one she has asked herself a million times:

WHY is this happening?


Thriller / suspense fiction, Crime & mystery: police procedural, Crime & mystery fiction, Psychological thriller

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An unusually fine and extremely fascinating thriller which will keep you breathless till the very last page

One of the most original plots in crime fiction . . . Brilliant

The Times, Top 100 Crime & Thrillers since 1945

Jussi Adler-Olsen tells his stories as wickedly as Dean Koontz and has his detectives work as hard as Stieg Larsson