Book Giveaway: THE ABSENT ONE by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Before I get to this giveaway, I want to announce the two winners of Karin Slaughter’s Criminal:

  • Tom Piccirilli
  • Sarah RH

Congrats! Please fill out this contact form with the address where you’d like the publicist to ship your book.

If you’re a regular reader here, you know I don’t do a lot of giveaways, but I’ve been offered some really good titles to give to PCN readers this month. Next is Jussi Adler-Olsen’s The Absent One, the second installment in his Department Q series featuring detective Carl Mørck and his trusty assistant, Assad. The first book, The Keeper of Lost Causes, was one of my top three reads last year. This time, Mørck and Assad reinvestigate a twenty-year-old double homicide that appears to have been solved, and their actions lead to devastating discoveries. My review of this for Shelf Awareness for Readers won’t run until close to the book’s August 21 pub date, but thanks to Dutton, I get to give away two galleys right now.

To enter, leave a comment telling me about something you thought was true for a long time, but then found out it was not. As usual, lies are accepted. Giveaway ends next Tuesday, August 14, 9 p.m. PST. US residents only, no P.O. boxes. Winners will be randomly chosen and have 48 hours to claim the prizes.

Have fun!



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    Reggie Lim
    August 7, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Santa Claus 🙂

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    August 7, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I thought that everything I put into Social Security was being saved for when I retire. Now I know that politicians have been reallocating my money.

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    August 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I just learned that the politicians are screwing me out of my social security and am moving to the motherland (Australia). 😉

    It’s been fun!

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    August 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I believed that Elvis was dead, but then I saw him flipping burgers.

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    August 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I used to think there was a difference between Republicans and Democrats.

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    Anita Yancey
    August 12, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I use to believe that when we retired that we would have plenty of money and be able to travel. But now I know that in this economy to stop working is just a dream, and by the time we do retire we will be to old to do anything.

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    August 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I thought Marilyn Monroe died from a drug overdose but there are compelling reasons to think otherwise….

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    Carol M
    August 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I thought I could relax when I got older but life has become harder. Now I’m taking care of my mom and babysitting almost full time for my son and his wife.

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