In the Swedish town of Uppsala, neighbours are shocked and a family is shaken by the savage killing of John Jonsson. Homicide detectives Ola Haver and Ann Lindell, relentlessly follow leads, hunches and red herrings in the pursuit of the killer. In a society that often longs for the idyllic bygone days, Haver and Lindell remain sensitive to lives affected by hard times and hard choices.
In this this atmospheric and somber novel, psychological and sociological insights arise as subtle characters and precise prose create a gentle melancholy.
- submitted by Karole-Anne