Detective Inspector Embla Nyström has recovered from a terrible injury and is back at work. A young girl disappears in the small town of Strömstand, Sweden just before Christmas. She had ridden home with a teenage boy, but the police soon clear him. The townspeople though, who see the boy as odd, don’t let go of him as a suspect. A few weeks later, another child, a six-year-old boy, goes missing, and during the investigation, a police officer is found murdered. A suspicious fire occurs at the home and shop of the teenage boy, and he is found beaten badly. His father dies in the fire. It is all hands on deck, and the police put Embla back with her two former partners in a specialized team. They start to connect some very interesting dots.
Author Helene Tursten has written a crackerjack thriller/mystery that will keep readers enthralled. American audiences will find the differences in police procedures between here and Sweden fascinating and sometimes frustrating. The translation is good, although it is a different experience from reading mysteries originally written in English. The story is compelling and the writing quite good. Mystery fans will like this one.
|Page Count||336 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|