The Story of Mr Roos
The Story of Mr RoosHåkan Nesser
Mr. Roos is a man whose charm can be compared to a glass of lukewarm water…
59 years old Ante Valdemar Roos lives with his second wife and barely gets along with his two stepdaughters. One day, a winning lottery ticket makes it possible for him to fulfil his childhood dream, and without informing his wife, he buys a hut in the middle of a forest. He resigns from work and decides to spend the rest of his days alone.
Then Anna Gambowska appears, seemingly out of nowhere, a 21 years old recovering addict on the run from rehab and a dysfunctional relationship. Mr. Roos takes her in, and as they slowly get to know each other, they form a bond not unlike that of a father and his daughter. Everything is turned upside down, however, when Anna’s ex-boyfriend finds out about her hiding place.
When Gunnar Barbarotti is put on the case, he shows little interest in the sudden disappearance of a married man. But when a dead body is found near Mr. Roos’ house, solving the case becomes Barbarotti’s number one priority.
THE STORY OF MR. ROOS is the third novel in Håkan Nesser’s Barbarotti quintet.
Dutch: Uitgeverij De Geus
English (UK+Com): Mantle/Pan Macmillan
German: Btb Verlag
Norwegian: Vigmostad & Bjørke
Polish: Czarna Owca