On the floor of a church inNorthern Sweden, the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled - and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall.... So begins Åsa Larsson's spellbinding thriller, winner of Sweden's Best First Crime Novel Award and an international literary sensation.
Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she'd left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm attorney, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend, Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically murdered in the revivalist church his charisma helped create. Beautiful and fragile, Sanna needs someone like Rebecka to remove the shadow of guilt that is engulfing her, to forestall an ambitious prosecutor and a dogged policewoman. But to help her friend, and to find the real killer of a man she once adored and is now not sure she ever knew, Rebecka must relive the darkness she left behind in Kiruna, delve into a sordid conspiracy of deceit, and confront a killer whose motives are dark, wrenching, and impossible to guess.
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"This is superior psychological suspense - think Minette Walters - notable for its strong female characters." (Library Journal)
Very fine suspense, great character development. I loved the narrator. Highly recommended! Look forward to more from this author.
the narrator doesn't differentiate between the female voices very well so it's hard to tell who's speaking and who's not some of the time. it took a little while for me to get into this book and for a while I didn't think I'd read it at all. but I'm glad I read it it was a good story in the end.
Asa Larsson, RM books are entertaining ploys that I look forward to listening to. I found Ms Huber had a bored tone in her narration. It was a distraction...I enjoyed Gabrielle Glaister narration much more.
I returned this book without finishing because I didn't like the narrator.
I would have liked to hear the rest of the story.
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