A British journalist is invited to Malmö to interview an old university friend who is now one of Sweden's leading film directors. When he discovers the director's glamorous film-star wife dead in her apartment, the Skåne County Police are called in to solve the high-profile case.
Among the investigating team is Inspector Anita Sundström, who soon finds the list of suspects growing. As Anita battles to discover the answers amid the antagonism of some of her colleagues, she even begins to think that the person she is becoming attracted to could be the murderer.
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I don't know about the author as I had to return due to the narrator. Her Scandanavian accents sounded Carribean and she has never stepped foot in Scotland or heard a Geordie accent. I was so confused within the first hour I had to give up
I couldn't get beyond the lack of research. No English person would drink liptons tea and a northerner would always drink Yorkshire tea. Electric kettles are available in Stockholm....I know I lived there!..........research!!
Someone who had at least visited the country the book was set in. Johnathon Keebler
"I have struggled as far as chapter 6"
Excruciating narration makes this difficult to follow. As a Scot with a long association with the north east of England I could only discern a touch of Ulster! Unfortunately the overall effect is to make the story incomprehensible.
Unsexy fat journalists.
I will be returning this.
Good Scandinavian story
The final few pages.
Not having to strain trying to pronounce the Scandinavian names etc.
Not really but these sort of crime stories are always a satisfactory read.
Will follow the series without hesitation.
Good story but the narrator should not try to do accents as a Glaswegian her attempts sounds more like bad Geordie
"Why the accents?"
No, because the reading of it was so awful.
Please , please, please just read it, DON'T DO ACCENTS IF YOU CAN'T DO ACCENTS!
The Scottish accent was awful, the Newcastle accent was awful. The Swedes sounded like they were Stephen Hawkins artificial voice or from Northern Ireland.
"Slow Burner but worth a listen "
Although the majority of the book is set in Sweden the author is British and for me this story lacked the idiosyncrasis and style of a Scandinavian thriller. Narration not the best but got use to it over the course of the story. I liked the main character Anita Sundstrom and will give the next novel a listen to see how her character is developed. Good book if you like police procedure without blood and gore.
"Simplistic dialogue and story line."
Nothing else to write other than there are far more intelligent and Covent authors out there; therefore I would not recommend this book nor will I seek out other novels by the author.
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