Search Results: "Åsa Träff"


BOOK REVIEW

SOME KIND OF PEACE by Camilla Grebe
Released: July 10, 2012

"The levelheaded heroine adds welcome gravitas to the professional-woman-in-distress scenario, though the solution is a major letdown. First in a series."
Two Swedish sisters, a psychologist (Träff) and a thriller writer (Grebe), collaborate on—what else?—a thriller about a Stockholm psychologist. This novel was first published in Sweden in 2009. Read full book review >

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MORE BITTER THAN DEATH by Camilla Grebe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Siri is an interesting heroine, but this case, like her debut (Some Kind of Peace, 2012), lacks the core of cold logic that fuels the best of the recent flowering of Scandinavian thrillers."
A second round of homicide, troubled patients and scarcely less troubled personal relationships for Stockholm psychotherapist Siri Bergman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECOND DEADLY SIN by Åsa Larsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"The translation proves odd and stiff in places, veering between American and British colloquialisms, but this glimpse into Swedish life in the boonies is fascinating."
Another heinous murder in the frozen north. Read full book review >

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SUN STORM by Åsa Larsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2006

"Larsson depicts her characters with mordant wit and describes their village with richly atmospheric details. A flurry of clues, however, fails to conceal familiar, uncomplicated and predictable plotting."
Snowdrifts and deep secrets bury a small village in Sweden. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD SPILT by Åsa Larsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A virtuoso mood piece that works endless changes on its unforgiving landscape."
Stockholm attorney Rebecka Martinsson, still recovering from the bloodbath that ended Sun Storm (2006), gets a dose of the best possible medicine: another murdered pastor in a small town up north. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK PATH by Åsa Larsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Larsson's attraction to the pathology of psychological and physical violence is so baleful and intense that it's almost a relief to see her troubled heroine upstaged by an even more troubled group of suspects."
Still reeling from her last encounter with evil (The Blood Spilt, 2007), Stockholm attorney Rebecka Martinsson accepts a probationary position as special prosecutor in a third fraught murder case. Read full book review >