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Published by Hesperus
Press, 20 March 2015. ISBN: 978-1-3915553 (OPB)
In Sweden Sandra Sahlmann is utterly devastated to come home and find
her father Bengt hanging from the ceiling by a tow rope. At first it is
believed to be a suicide but is it? Olive Ronning has trained as a police
officer but as yet has not joined the force. Her adopted mother is a friend and
neighbour of the Sahlmanns and Olivia gets caught up in the attempts to solve
At a similar time Tom Stilton is struggling to come to
terms with leaving the Swedish Police Force under a cloud. A friend of his
Abbas el Fassi, drags him off to Marseille to try and find out how and why a
long lost love of his, Samira was murdered.
Tom and Olivia both trying to solve the separate
deaths find their cases may be connected, but how can this be possible when
they occurred so many thousands of miles apart? Then there is another murder,
this surely cannot have anything to do with the other two deaths can it?
There follows an intriguing plot involving live on
line pornography and corruption in the police force and the financial world,
culminating in a gripping finale.
I loved this book, it is full of action from the word
go and contains some beautifully descriptive phrasing. The characters are
really believable and it is easy to imagine everything they went through, it
was almost as though they were in the room with me.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book but it does alert the
reader to the possible dangers of the internet, in this case live on line
Apparently Cilla and Rolf Borjlind are best known as
scriptwriters, having written Wallender and Arne Dahl for television, no wonder
this thriller is so gripping. I hope they write their next book before too
long, I can't wait!
Cilla & Rolf Borjlindare not
only Sweden’s most praised script writers for crime and thrillers, they are
also bestselling authors. have written 26 Martin Beck-films for movie theater
and TV and most recently the manuscripts for the Arne Dahl’s A-group series. In
2004 and 2009 Swedish television showed their long crime series The Grave
and The Murders, written directly for SVT. The series became an
immediate successes, among the critics as well as with the audience. The couple
has wrote material for a number of other TV-series. Rolf Börjlind has written
18 movies and received a Guldbagge Award for the manuscript for the film Yrrol.
I have a great love of books and reading, especially crime and thrillers. I
play the occasional game of golf (when I am not reading). My great love
is cruising especially to far flung places, when there are long days at sea for
plenty more reading! I am really enjoying reviewing books and have found lots
of great new authors.