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Verndarenglar (2011)

by Kristina Ohlsson(Favorite Author)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 3
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Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht
review 1: A dog finds a dead body: a young woman cut into two big pieces, but missing her head and hands. Soon we realize the story is about finding out who made a snuff film and whether the film is even real. This is the third in a Swedish crime series, and I enjoyed it enough that I'll go back and read the others. It was a little sprawling and long but the fractured time structure with flashes forward to transcripts from an internal affairs investigation into how things went so horribly wrong keep the momentum going. I’m still a little confused about what happened, and the final scene brings up a mystery as to who is watching the film at the end. I like not knowing and I have my theory. Bechdel test: pass.
review 2: A procedural...no, a thriller...no, a procedural, a
... morend suitably Byzantine...but then why do I find myself holding my breath, and shouting aloud when I make a vital connection? This book is indeed a Scandinavian procedural-thriller, with ongoing characters and a diabolical plot. So many devices seem familiar: the Swedish place names, the settings in the city and at an island summerhouse, the lonely hidden graves in the verge of a dark forest. But there is nothing trite or predictable about the plot, or about the horrifying, if not shocking, ending. This is Kristina Ohlsson's third book, and I hope there will be many more to come. less
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It was pretty good, accents were hard and it jumped around a lot but overall I liked it.
This was more of a 3.75 star book. Not quite four stars but close.
Good page turner
Bit predictable
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