I recommend it only if you don't have even an old newspaper to read. Long and dull with yet another pathetic performance from 'detective' Fabian Risk, with the customary disappointing ending as Anhem's trademark.
Really stupid book. Read about 150 pages and quit. Adding insult to injury it is waaay too long.
The cover reads "Finally we have a true heir to Stieg Larsson," which set my expectations high. The book does not attain that level at all. Still, it's good for a holiday read.
I do like this author, even though this "second" book in the series is rather long and the plot harrowing, but improbable.
Fabian Risk is a brilliant but obviously flawed investigator, juggling his career and family life precariously. His wife comes across as flat and not particularily likeable in this novel, but we are not given much in regards to her character. We know her better in the 1st novel.
Fabian's superior, Malin, is another brilliant but pregnant (and not having a good time of it) investigator.
The character Dunja, a Danish counterpart, plays a part in both the first and 2nd novel and is interesting. Hope she features in the 3rd novel..
I found the storyline confusing at first.....I felt this should be book #1 and Victim without a Face should be #2, from what I remember...unless this was intended as a prequel, which wasn't made clear.
I was surprised at how, near the end, Fabian handled the death of his 2 colleagues
I look forward to #3.
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