The Blood Spilt (Rebecka Martinsson #2)
I can see why "Blood" was voted Sweden's best mystery novel of 2007. Larsson's psychological perceptiveness as she sketches out a number of minor characters is impressive....more
Åsa Larsson is one of the Swedish crime-writers whose name is now very well-known; thanks both to her style and also the recent appeal of Scandinavian crime. Although born in Uppsala, she was raised in Kiruna (North of Sweden). Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Larsson was a tax lawyer, a profession she shares with the heroine of her novels, Rebecka Martinsson. Her first novel published in the UK (under the title The Savage Altar), was shortlisted for th...more
Todo el ecosistema de personajes me ha parecido confuso. LLegado a un punto, con todos los Winkstromm, Largusson y Tjorvsen, además de que me parecían todos iguales, no sabía si se refería a una persona o al último modelo...more
I also appreciated the way Larsson dealt with the aftermath of Rebecka Martinsson's trauma in the previous novel. Too many autho...more
Rebeka jest, nie ma sensu owijać w bawełnę, w rozsypce. Od daw...more
In my my mind, a crime thriller is meant to drop clues within the pages of the narrative and put together a solution that makes itself known gradually. But in Asa's thrillers, the clues are almost negligible, or at least insufficient for the reader to have put together a probably cause even. Which means, you know the crime will not so much be solved but be revealed toward the end without a pattern - just a revelation by the criminal.
Rebecka Martinssen, our erstwhile high functioning tax attorney struggles with the after-effects of severe emotional traumas from her experiences in her hometown in Kiruna Municipality. Trauma in plural, because, although she managed to get away from Kiruna and build a life for herself, her abuse experiences as a young adult have lain dormant. When she returned to Kiruna, confrontation with her perpetrator(s), and a disturbed killer, have re-traumatized her, and added trauma to traum...more
Rebeka Martinsson, młoda prawniczka, pół roku wcześniej, w obronie własnej, zabiła trójkę ludzi. Je...more
First, the main character, Rebecca Martinsson is a really interesting character, I love the fact that it is really easy to feel identified with her emotions and reflections. She's got sense of humour, as well as some really bad shit going on in her mind. The way she faces her problems and connects to other people is also very moving.
Another reason why I really like these books is how nature becomes a charac...more
After our first encounter with Rebecka Martinsson the story moves on with her trying to piece her life together in this second book.
Dark and broody. About place and the status quo. A novel again around the brutal killing of a priest.
Slowly we learn of the deceased's influence for good or ill on her flock and the influence she has on others and the various motives/responses she draws out of others who either love her or detest her in equal measure.
Beautifully told in...more
Now another priest has been murdered and Rebecka can’t stop herself from being pulled in.
This time we’re meeting a very different Rebec...more
In this one Rebecka bothers me a lot, she need help but she acts like a zombie that moves for inertia through the end. And her "relationship" with Mans for me is so childish... for God sake, they're adults! I don't get their attitude: I'm worried about you but I don't talk to you just in case... You serious?? I don't see the point of including their interaction...more
It’s midsummer in Sweden—when the light lingers through dawn and a long, isolating winter finally comes to an end. In this magical time, a brutal killer has chosen to strike. A female priest—who made enemies and acolytes in equal number—has been found hanging in her church. And a big-city lawyer quite acquainted with death enters the scene as police and parishioners try to pick up the pieces....
Not long ago, attorney Rebecka Martinsson had to kill three men in order to stop an eerily similar m
Ik wil niet zeggen, dat ik het boek in een adem heb uitgelezen, daarvoor was het te dik, maar het scheelde weinig.Het boeide me vanaf de eerste bladzijde.
Nader onderzoek wees uit, dat dit het tweede deel was van een serie van vijf boeken. Allemaal met als hoofdpersoon de advocate Rebecka Martinsson. Gelukkig was het boek prima zelfstandig te lezen.
Van VN krijgt het maar twee sterren in de Detect...more
Avevo letto “Tempesta solare” l'anno scorso e mi aveva aperto un mondo, lo avevo trovato davvero un thriller favoloso e scritto benissimo: cosa che si può dire anche di questo libro, ma questa seconda avventura di Rebecka Martinsson mi ha c...more
* Rebecka Martinsson