Two cars are involved in a head-on collision on a country road with no traffic. The collision is violent. Ten year-old Cecilia is catapulted through the windscreen and killed instantly.
Five years later, Detective Inspector Walter Grohn gets a perplexing case on his desk - one dead taxi driver and a killer who has no idea why he committed the crime. The first murder is followed by others, all equally as brutal and inexplicable. Together with his talented assistant, Jonna de Brugge, he untangles threads that lead into the very heart of the Swedish justice system.
©2010 David G. Evans (P)2011 Massolit Publishing AB
"Thrilling, complex and intense. Swedish crime fiction at its best." (Ian Samson)
Did something get lost during the translation from Swedish to English? I don't know, but you can tell there is a really good story here. It's just that large parts of the writing really let it down, at least in this English-language version.
Certainly the overly 'voice-over' narration didn't help. I made it through to the end of this first book in the trilogy, but it was hard going in places. Hard enough that I'm not tempted to come back for more.
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