While her popularity grew steadily with each new book, she had a massive breakthrough With House of Lies in 2004. The sequels The Hermit Crabs and Pastures Green were equally successful. The much loved trilogy has been made into a TV series, which had more than 1 million viewers when showed on Norwegian Television.
In 2016 she caught readers by surprise by publishing what everybody has been waiting for: a fourth book in the Neshov series, titled Always Forgiveness.
Literary prizes and nominations:
Nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize 2016
Nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize 2014
Winner of the Booksellers’ Prize 2005
Winner of the Norwegian Readers’ Prize 2005
Winner of the Trondheim Culture Prize 2005
Winner of the Riksmål Prize 2004
Winner of the Brage Prize 2001