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Between summers longing and winters end

2.71 of 5 stars 2.71  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Hardcover, 551 pages
Published 2010 by Pantheon Books
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Jo-anne Atkinson
It's the start of winter in Stockholm and what seems like a routine suicide. A young American man has fallen to his death from a high window and for the local police there is nothing more to add. However in his shoe is a message for Superintendent Lars Martin Johansson, described as the only honest policeman in Sweden, and as Johansson looks into the death he realises that it is not as straightforward as it seems. Johansson's investigations take him from the USA to the heart of Swedish politics ...more
Tough to get through.
I finally found a Nordic crime novel that I didn't like. Reviews on the book jacket looked promising, but I could barely slog through this. I did want to see how the pieces of the plot fit together, so I felt compelled to read to the end. But, I just didn't have the Swedish cultural background to really understand the politics and history that formed the basis of the plot.
I could barely get through this tedious, repetitious book. In spite of my new resolve not to finish books that were not fun to read, I felt compelled to finish, the book jacket promised 'a ferocious and bitter unexpected ending.' I don't understand it, and I don't care. Although it did send me to Wikipedia to look up Swedish culture and history.
Aug 02, 2013 Jim added it
slow novel to get into, jumps around a lot, too many charaters. Will finish but is taking me some time.
Caitlin Norman
Bit of a slog this book. Interesting but glad when I (finally) got to the end.
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