The main character detective Harry Hole, features in several books set in Norway by author Jo Nesbo. I read one of the books a couple of years ago and went back for another book in the series. They are a touch bleak and I would not read two books from the series back to back, but one every year or two is ok, the charatcers and location are then fresh and interesting.
The first paragraph.
I'm going to die. And it makes not sense. That wasn't the plan, not my plan anyway. I may have been heading this way all the time without realising it. It wasn't my plan. My plan was better. My plan made sense.