Inger Gammelgaard Madsen:
Under skriftesegl (Sealed Confession)
2011. 351 pages.
The 4th volume in the Rolando Benito series.
For private reasons, detective sergeant Roland Benito becomes very much involved in the case of a young man who disappears without a trace after a festive night out with old classmates in the night life of Aarhus. On closer investigation of the circumstances, Roland Benito finds that the missing man comes from a family with terrible secrets. There are no leads to follow, Tobias Abrahamsen seems to have vanished into thin air, but then a girl is found dead in a convent under alarming circumstances.
Roland also has private demons to fight, and at the same time, his wife, Irene Benito, is threatened on her life by a client at the social security office, and journalist Anne Larsen becomes involved. All these incidents have dramatic effect on Roland Benito’s world.
Sealed confession is the catholic term for the unconditional confidentiality of the minister regarding confession, but the term “sealed confession” is also used in other connections regarding absolute secrecy.