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Sun Storm by Åsa Larsson
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Feb 06, 2013

really liked it
Read on February 04, 2013

Another Goodreads recommendation from the ever impressive Nordic/Scandinavian writers, the first in a series featuring a character called Rebecka Martinsson, a Stockholm Attorney who left her small town life behind her under a cloud of ill-will, but is now called back by an old childhood friend called Sanna, when she is accused of murdering her brother. Viktor, is a preacher in an amalgamated church group and he has been murdered in a most brutal and horrific manner and found by his sister in the church in the middle of the night. When the knife is found at her apartment, she is arrested and charged with the murder. Sanna is a complex character, she has two young children and a distant relationship with her parents, in particular, her father. She asks Rebecka to take care of the children and keep them as far away from her parents as possible, whilst also getting Rebecka to agree to looking into the circumstances of Viktor's death and proving her innocence. This book also goes under the title of "Savage Altar" by the way, as I had a problem getting it under the Sun Storm title. There is a back story into Rebecka's past in Kiruna and the reason she left there and also why she is not welcomed back by the church community. This back story also gives us a good view into Sanna's character and her relationship with Rebecka. I liked this book, and I would certainly follow the series. Another good writer to keep an eye on.
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message 1: by Kim (new)

Kim Sounds good, Mary.

Mary Gilligan-Nolan It was actually. I have lined up the next one and hope it's a good follow-up.

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