Sun Storm (Rebecka Martinsson #1)
Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she’d left in di...more
The main character is Rebecka Martinsson, a tax attorney from a firm in Stockholm. And by that I mean: an annoying girl who always seems to be a litt...more
The chief prosecutor on the case seems to...more
Lo añadí a mi lista de lecturas, aunque los comentarios no son muy alentadores; pero me gustó la reseña. Me lo regalaron (primer libro que me regalan gracias a mi "wishlist"), y me lo he leído en unas semanas (porque leo en pequeños ratos, cuando puedo).
Le pongo un 8,5 al libro, pero un 6 a la traducción. Hay expresiones que, en mi opinión, podrían haberse traducido mejor: "Hizo una PREGUNTA MÚLTIPLE sobre el propietario. Juzgado por maltra...more
Sun Storm, winner of Sweden’s Best First Crime Novel Award, deals with religion, hypocrisy, abuse, mental illness, and perhaps redemption over the course of the story. It’s setting of Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, is important. Its remoteness and isolation are integral to the s...more
Really liked the two main characters of this mystery. Rebecca Martinson is a likable lawyer who works too hard and tries too diligently to distance herself from her small town past in...more
Rebecka Martinsson is a tax attorney (now how boring is that?) in Stockholm, but travels back to her childhood home in Kiruna (in the far north of Sweden) at the request of the sister of a man who was murdered.
From the first pages of the book:
-When Victor Strandgard dies it is not, in fact, for the first time. He lies on his back in the church called The Source of All Our Strength and looks up through the enormo...more
The success of those books can be partly accounted for the release of the film ‘’The girl...more
I absolutely hated all the characters with no exception. All of them were flat and unrealistic. And I dunno why they are swearing all the single time. I found them to be rude, unpolite, and disgusting.
Especially hated Rebecka and Sanna. Rebecka was extremely annoying as a main character. She doesn't h...more
El libro me recuerda a La princesa de hielo de Camilla Lackberg y también a la forma de escribir de Stieg Larsson. Pero eso no quiere decir que sea una copia barata y que no la recomiende, todo lo contrario, pues es normal que con tantos libros, alguno coincida en alguna cosa con otro. Pero aparte de esas mínimas coincidencias, el libro promete.
Nos cuenta como Rebecka descubre por la tele el asesinato de un antiguo amigo, recién convertido en ídolo religioso tras resucitar literal...more
Adorei a escrita da autora que nos transporta de uma forma sublime para uma pequena localidade sueca e nos faz viver a própria estória. Envolve-nos nos meandros de uma comunidade espiritual que via em Viktor Strandgard um exemplo a seguir, colocando-o quase no mesmo prisma de Deus. Seguiam todos os seus p...more
This book won Sweden's Best First Crime Novel Award. Whenever I read a novel that has been translated, I wonder how closely the original text has been followed. In any case, Marla...more
This book reminds me of what I love about Nordic noir. The auspicious debut of the Rebecka Martinsson series opens with an achingly beautiful rendering of the aurora borealis against the winter night’s sky, seen from the perspective of the murder victim in his final death-throes – a priest in his own chapel, no less! Here, already, the three essential elements of Scandinavian crime fiction are juxtaposed: the rugge...more
A church in the glittering frozen wastes of Northern Sweden. Inside, a sacrifice: the body of a man - slashed to pieces, hands severed, eyes gouged out.The victim's sister, Sanna, is first to discover the body and immediately finds herself the police's only suspect. Terrified and confused, she calls on a friend: hot-shot city lawyer Rebecka Martinsson.Rebecka hardly wants to return to Kiruna - the small town she fled in disgrace years ago. But Sanna is frightened and she needs a loyal friend to...more
This was recommended as it is a dark mystery thriller along the same vein of Steig Larsson. In the dark freezing north, a horrendous murder has occured in a church. The police investigators have no idea why anyone would kill the godly and almost saintly Viktor. Viktor's only friend is God and he has dedicated his life to prayer, fasting and the bible. His death is brutal and bloody but the church leaders close ranks and dismiss the police.
Viktor's sister Sanna and her chi...more
Not less gruesome than some American thrillers, but handled differently. Less focus on the gruesome details and more focus on the people, on the mystery. The setting is so well described that I thought I was getting frostbite on my feet as I read.
Rebecka Matinsson is a Stockholm attorney who heads back to her home town to help a friend in need. What she slowly uncovers about her friend, and what the reader is slowly allowed t...more
What I loved best was that Larsson doesn't need to explain everything as they do in some mysteries...more
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