I loved this book, I am a big fan of Scandanavian crime and this lived up to my expectations. It is a very dark, atmospheric book with excellent char..Show More »acters. Malin is a female detective battling with a complicated personal life whilst trying to solve a gruesome murder in the middle of a very very cold winter. The book was beautifully narrated by Lisa Coleman, her calm almost whispery voice was a total contrast to the subject matter, but for me it worked. I also loved the male narrator....that part of the book was a total surprise! I would definitely recommend this book!
Having listened to, and enjoyed Midwinter Sacrifice, the first book featuring Malin Fors, I was keen to listen to this, especially since it had a diff..Show More »erent narrator.
The story's pacing is slow at first , and only really picks up towards the very end, but the use of voices, including those of the murder victims, kept me interested. The weather and seasons are notable as characters in these books, and as a heatwave raged around me in real life, it was easy to imagine the one in the book. Perhaps the slow pace was a reflection on the heat in Linköping, adding to the feeling of sluggishness felt by the characters themselves.
I was pleased to find Malin's inner thoughts more believable than in the last book, and I was much happier with the narration in Summertime Death, too because it wasn't as monotonous, thus breathing more life into the various characters; and this despite some being dead. Pleasingly, I was unable to discern the perpetrator in this book which counterbalanced the lack of astonishment at the identity of the last abductee.
I would recommend this audio book, especially if the listener has enjoyed Midwinter Sacrifice. I also look forward to listening to Autumn Killing and Savage Spring in the same series being translated.
The third book in the Malin Fors series sees our Swedish blonde bombshell bobby struggling to deal with the final events of the second book; reading t..Show More »hem in order is not essential but definitely recommended.
A body of a nouveau riche lawyer in the grounds of his own castle begins the investigation, but as lawyers are hardly on a par with aid workers when it comes to being loved, the list of suspects soon expands.
Was new money killed by old money, stolen money, no money or could money not be part of the motive?
Good narration let down on occasion when Malin is sometimes made to sound, accidentally I hope given the contexts, like a precocious five year old.
The story itself is good, however it can't in anyway be considered a true detective book - this is no modern day Christie in Scandinavia.
Whilst the reading of this sloppily written book by Julia Barry was excellent - you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear & a sow's ear is ulti..Show More »mately what this book is. Kallentoft wallows relentlessly in gratuitous depravity and syrupy sentimentality leavened with a hefty dollop of the supernatural. Unfortunately this swollen tome inflates what could have been relayed in about an hour and a half into a self indulgent 16 hours, without, sadly, any concomitant benefit to the reader/listener. Truly atrocious Are there any editors out there anymore?