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Monday, 16 November 2015

‘Third Voice’ by Cilla and Rolf Borjlind

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 Bengt's death.

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 pornography.

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!
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes

Cilla & Rolf Borjlind  are 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.

Tricia Chappell. 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.

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