My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the last in the Van Veeteren series unless Håkon Nesser decides to resurrect him. It G file refers to the only case that Van Veetren hasn’t solved in his career. The G file has been hinted at in several previous instalments. The story is presented in two parts a retelling of the past and the story of the one who got away.
The G File does have a nice twist at the end which does tie the whole story up nicely. Also many of the characters that Van Veeteren has been associated with are found in this the last of his adventures. Definitely worth reading the series in order.
I enjoyed this one enormously it has in my opinion a most satisfying end. As with any series it’s like losing an old friend when the series comes to an end. Although there is a hint that it could come back. Van Veeteren is in a reflective mood pondering his mortality and he believes will be his last investigation. I will miss the “somewhere” in Northern Europe Maardam with its murderers and grumpy Chief Inspector.
This is the third in this series that I have read on my Nexus 7 tablet. I complained in an earlier review that the punctuation was shot. The apostrophe falling foul of modern technology. I can report that in is book punctuation makes a welcome return.