The truth weighs nothing... Klara Walldeen, orphaned as a child and brought up by her grandparents, is now a political aide in Brussels. And she has just seen something she shouldn't. On the other side of the world, an old spy hides. Once, he was a man so dedicated that he abandoned his daughter. Now the only thing he lives for is swimming. Then Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase through Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out.
©2013 Joakim Zander (P)2014 W. F. Howes Ltd
"Guilt and atonement and revenge... The Swimmer is an impressive, fast-paced thriller" (Boras Tiding)
"Elegantly constructed... the language creeps up on you... a remarkable debut novel." (Goteborgs-Posten)
to read is one of life's greatest pleasures. to hear (audible) is becoming another! me? retired, female, traveller.
a keep-reading read!
the aftermath of the bomb explosion (spoiler alert - NOT)
the many aspects - all of which came together well
Interesting, pacy and conclusive (I hate stories that are left open ended)
The car bomb.
I never want to listen to an audio book in one sitting
I cannot remember a narrator as memorable as William Roberts - a joy to listen to and definitely helped the story.
Firstly this is a good story with some intriguing moments and twists. However I did find it rather slow going at the start. Once it got going it was actually much more enjoyable and the story does crack along nicely.
The female narrator was excellent and gave a nicely balanced performance. Sadly I found the male narrator very distracting. For my tastes he totally overacted, almost shouting lines which did not need shouting, and I'm afraid it rather wrecked that part of the story. Sorry fella but that performance wasn't my cup of tea.
Overall a good crime story with a very good narrator for the main part.
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