This one is better than many of the Scandinavian mysteries I've read, no doubt because it is written by a woman (need to relate!). Though, it does some odd plotting right at the beginning and the end so if you fake read this book, really only digesting the first and last pages, you would think the entire thing was about completely different characters.
It is somewhat jarring when some characters are introduced and subsequently dropped from the narrative pretty quickly but c'est vie.
Inspector Sejer is much more appealing than other detective-types in similar books. He is tidy, has a happy family, and doesn't have trouble sleeping; all practically unheard of in the Scandinavian mystery genre. A nice reprieve.