Books: I finished listening to the audiobook “Midnight Sun” by Jo Nesbo. From Goodreads (here):
Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo’s biggest crime lord: The Fisherman.
Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect.
Hiding out in a shepherd’s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother and her young son, Knut.
But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity.
And then he discovers that The Fisherman’s men are getting closer…
From the LA Times (here):
…. Jon — or Ulf, as he calls himself for most of the book — is not the typical Nesbø hero. His rise through the Oslo underworld is a series of accidents and poor decisions, propelled by a desperate desire to pay for his dying child's medical treatment. "I've just got really bad judgment. That's why I was always prepared to follow the advice given by random strangers, and leave important decisions to other people," he narrates. "Cowardly is probably the word I'm looking for." ….