On the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled–and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall....So begins Åsa Larsson’s spellbinding thriller, winner of Sweden’s Best First Crime Novel Award and an international literary... show more
On the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled–and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall....So begins Åsa Larsson’s spellbinding thriller, winner of Sweden’s Best First Crime Novel Award and an international literary sensation.Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she’d left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm attorney, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically murdered in the revivalist church his charisma helped create. Beautiful and fragile, Sanna needs someone like Rebecka to remove the shadow of guilt that is engulfing her, to forestall an ambitious prosecutor and a dogged policewoman. But to help her friend, and to find the real killer of a man she once adored and is now not sure she ever knew, Rebecka must relive the darkness she left behind in Kiruna, delve into a sordid conspiracy of deceit, and confront a killer whose motives are dark, wrenching, and impossible to guess....From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: December 26th 2006
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Series: Rebecka Martinsson (#1)
There was a time where it seemed that literally everything in the crime genre that was being published in Sweden made it to the Dutch book stores. Which is how I came to read Sun Storm, the first in the Rebecka Martinsson series.While it was an entertaining read, I think it didn't hold much surprise...
bookshelves: translation, sweden, published-2003, mystery-thriller, winter-20142015, kiruna, tbr-busting-2015, paper-read, series, bedside, religion, roman-catholic, protestant, doo-lally, glbt, paedophile Read from March 18, 2011 to January 05, 2015 Opening: When Viktor Strandgård dies it is ...
El primer libro de la saga de Rebecka Martinsson comienza con el brutal asesinato de un famoso predicador de la Iglesia Libre en Kiruna, quien es encontrado en la Iglesia con tres puñaladas, sus manos cortadas y sus ojos arrancados de sus cuencas. Aunque no tiene nada que ver, Rebecka, una abogada ...
Powieść ta jest nie tylko wciągającą, ale ma w sobie coś - co nazwałabym „klimatem”. W takim przypadku rozgrywająca się akcja wiele zyskuje. W mojej ocenie duży plus daje usytuowanie powieści. Wiążą się z nim specyficzne nazwy i imiona.Najważniejsza jednak jest sama historia. Wątki religijne nie tyl...
I really enjoyed the flow of this new author to me. The book sucked me in from page one and just kept going. I couldn't guess the ending what I loved. It wasn't the really dark writing that I normally enjoy out of NN. I would compare this author to a really light Karin Fossum.