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The Bomber (Annika Bengtzon (Chronological Order) #4)

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A bomb has not only destroyed Stockholm's new Olympic arena just months before the Summer Games, it has blown someone to pieces. Putting a city on edge with fears of a terrorist on the loose, the Bomber will become journalist Annika Bengtzon's biggest story - or the final nail in her coffin.
Set against the breathtaking landscape of the Swedish winter, THE BOMBER draws in r
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Kindle Edition, 528 pages
Published November 24th 2011 by Transworld Digital (first published January 1st 1998)
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Manny
After posting my review of Livstid yesterday, I had a long online discussion with notgettingenough about the meaning of the word "feminism", and whether it was a good thing. It says something about the power of Liza Marklund's novels that, after reading one, I found myself in the curious situation of being a man defending feminism to a woman.

Marklund is a single-issue author: she's writing to support her notion of feminism. This word can indeed be interpreted in many ways. Marklund is using it i
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Simon Lipson
Apr 27, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'll be quick. This isn't my kind of thing. I gave it a go, but had to concede defeat after a 100 pages. Nothing happens, the dialogue is stodgy and grim, the characters are wafer-thin, the attempts at colouring in locations and relationships cursory. This is novel writing by numbers. Maybe this turgid tosh would work for me on a long holiday - albeit what sounded, from the blurb, like a gripping thriller was incredibly tame - but I don't want to waste valuable time on something this vacuous whe ...more
G.R. Reader
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I swear to God, if I hadn't read this book when I was working in Sweden in 2002 then I'd have strapped my boss to an explosive device and left bits of her all over Stockholm. I had it all planned out. Thank you Liza, you convinced me there was a better way.
Cristina
”Explozii în Stockholm” nu a fost o carte ”explozivă” așa cum ar recomanda-o titlul. Au existat bineînțeles și momente pline de suspans, dar și alte pasaje care nu instigau tocmai la o lectură alertă. Acțiunea se desfășoară în Stockholm, oraș ce se pregătește să găzduiască Jocurile Olimpice, dar care este zguduit de o explozie a uneia dintre pricipalele arene sportive. Pagubele sunt de ordin material la prima vedere, dar printre dărâmături se găsesc și rămășițele Christinei Furhage, șefa Consil ...more
Naomi Blackburn
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
I have been trying to figure out why I have not been an Annika Bengton fan as several of my GR buds are. I figured it out with this book. Liza Marklund reminds me of an NN version of American authors such as Lisa Jackson, romance mystery writers where there is too much focus on the "romance" life of the main character. I loath books like that and this series has progressively been getting worse in that area. I thought there was not enough focus on the mystery twistedness and that it was WAY too ...more
Anne
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was my final Transworld Challenge book and I'm pleased that it wasn't my first. I loved my first three choices, but felt pretty let down by this one.

What could have been a great action thriller was really spoilt for me by the amount of uneccessary and often irrelevant and tedious detail about the life of the main character Annika. She's a gutsy heroine, but not a likeable one, and I got totally fed up by reading about how many taxis she took, how many coffees she drank and how many salads s
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Neri.
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read good thriller in a while so this book was like a breath of fresh air. Although, I have to admit that some parts were unnecessary and a little overstretched but the plot was great and interesting to read. The character of Anika, the reporter, was a strong female and it was built very well. The identity of the bomber was hinted a little bit through the story if you're lucky you'd get who she is. Anyway, great story, very good character building and the resolution was a little expect ...more
Axel Wilson Nydén
Spännande och fängslande bok med något simpelt språk och rappt händelseförlopp.
Helin Puksand
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Nädal enne jõule toimub Stockholmi olümpiastaadionil plahvatus ja tapetuks osutub olümpiakomitee esinaine Christina Furhage. Selline sündmus pakub muidugi tööd ajalehtede krimiuudistele, osakonna juhataja Annika Bengtzon asub hooga asja kallale. Paari päeva pärast on järgmisel olümpiaobjektil plahvatus, seekord tapeti üks ehitustööde juht. Kõik näib viitavat terrorismile, kuid Annika kahtlustab muud. Pinget lisab raamatusse ka ajalehetoimetuse töötajate omavahelised keerulised suhted.
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Dorina Danila
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un roman alert și captivant la început, dar care merita un sfârșit mai bun. Am scris mai multe pe blog https://dorinadanila.com/2017/05/21/e...
Zita Markūnaitė
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pradžia kiek nuobodi - per daug nereikalingų detalių, jokio veiksmo. Po 100 psl. buvau net užmetusi ir praradusi norą skaityti. Bet visi filmai apie Aniką man patiko, tad prisiverčiau skaityti toliau. Ir nepasigailėjau. Nors sprogdintoja paaiškėjo gana anksti, tačiau buvo įdomu, kaip viskas toliau susiklostys. Tad jei pradžioje būčiau skyrusi 1 žvaigždutę, dabar rašau 4.
Duncan
Jan 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've read another Liza Marklund book (Paradise), but it was so instantly forgettable I've not added it to my shelves here. I wish I hadn't read this one either.

Scandinavian Crime is hot right now and there are some excellent authors being translated into English. Liza Marklund is not one of them. In Anika Bengzton she has successfully created one of the most irritating, cold and unlikeable characters I've ever had the misfortune to follow across a few hundred pages.

Anika is, like, a totally ind
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Diane S ☔
Nov 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Taking place in Stockholm this is a Nordic thriller about three women. I really empathized with Annika, who has been promoted as a boss in the mostly male world of journalism. Trying to cope with two children, a husband and a group of employees who are bitter that she has been promoted over them, she faces her first real crisis when a bombing with a fatality occurs at the new Olympic venue. The tension was palpable, whether it was in her personal life or in her investigation into The Bomber. Lay ...more
Victoria Shepherd
Well relu ded character development and a gripping unfolding of te mystery, but the antagonist seemed random,y chosen and an unbelievable character, rendering the last quarter of this book a disappointment.
Sally Edsall
May 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, fiction
A fairly formulaic who-dun-it, which plods along without too many surprises. There are no plausible red herrings, merely a rather slow unfolding of events. Both the books I have read featuring newspaperwoman Annika Berengtzon follow the same path - a murder, followed by Annika's belief that all is not as it appears on the surface (she gleans this mainly through unspoken nuances from her police contact). Thereafter follow conflicts in the workplace as Annika has to prove that she is correct in th ...more
Plum-crazy
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
For the early parts of this book I found it hard to keep track of the characters.... but to be fair, recently I think I've been having a bit of a reading block & have frequently found my concentration drifting & skimming over passages but I digress...however into the second half I found my attention was held.

While this is a crime novel, it doesn't involve any police procedure, instead the focus of the story is journalist Annika Bengtzon & her efforts in securing a big scoop. Much of
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Sabine
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Je crois désormais que se sont les livres qu'on découvre par hasard, se sont ceux qu'on aiment le plus. Ça était le cas pour Belle de glace, pour Le voleur d'éclat et c'est aussi le ça de ce livre là. Le jour où j'ai acheté Deadline, j'étais sortis avec ma mère pour faire du shopping pas pour acheter des bouquins, et quand je l'ai vu, j'ai juste lu le résumé pas pure curiosité, je n'avais pas prévu de l’acheter. Mais l'histoire m'a beaucoup intrigué, et j'ai voulu le lire à tout prix. Donc je l' ...more
TIMreading
Stoccolma: primo caso per la giornalista Annika, alle prese con una serie di esplosioni che colpiscono la città alla vigilia delle Olimpiadi. La polizia ritiene siano attacchi terroristici, ma la protagonista non ne è convinta ed inizia così ad indagare. Dovrà dimostrare a tutti che il suo fiuto non ha fallito e che, anche se madre di due bambini piccoli, è in grado di svolgere con successo il suo lavoro di capocronista di nera, sacrificando però pesantemente la sua vita privata. Continua su htt ...more
Johan Thilander
Såhär: detta är en väldigt klumpig text med ett medelmåttigt språk. Men i sin kontext är det fortfarande en viktig bok för sin genre, framförallt i sitt feministiska anslag. Då menar jag inte endast de uttalat feministiska passagerna, utan främst Annika Bengtzons gestaltning.

Men som sagt, som text är detta inget jag jublar över.
Rolandas
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I already knew who is the bomber in the middle of book so it has no intrigue in the ending. This minus makes whole book a little bit disappointing. But I liked how was described daily routine details of different professions.
Christine Fuentes
Immensely enjoyable picture of a real working journalist realistically interwoven with modern-day work issues between the sexes.
Bert Van Assche
Excellent suspense, horrible Dutch translation.
Therese Bergwall
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sian
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very readable thriller featuring Annika Bengtzen, journalist, investigating the bombing of Olympic stadium and murder.
Lindsay
Oct 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel is set in Stockholm and the plot centres around newly promoted chief crime reporter Annika Bengtzon, working at the Evening Post newspaper, who hits upon a massive story. In the fictional events of the novel, Sweden is due to be hosting the next Olympic Games, and there has been a large explosion at the main Victoria Stadium. Annika is straight into finding the facts underneath all the talk about the explosion, wanting the best story and the best picture, first. She has recently been ...more
Tomáš Fojtik
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poprvé se setkáváme s Annikou Bengtzonovou – novinářkou, která se nezastaví před ničím. Je proslulá tím, že dokáže z lidí vytáhnout i to, co nevědí. Má své zdroje u policie, umí klást otázky tak, že jste sami překvapeni, co jí všechno řeknete a nebojí se napsat téměř vše. Prostě Annika je novinářské eso, jak má být. Zatímco její profesní kariéra míří výš a výš, její osobní život na tom tak dobře není. Manželství chladne, jak tělo obětí, o kterých píše a na své děti má čím dál tím méně času. A kd ...more
Tomáš Fojtik
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poprvé se setkáváme s Annikou Bengtzonovou – novinářkou, která se nezastaví před ničím. Je proslulá tím, že dokáže z lidí vytáhnout i to, co nevědí. Má své zdroje u policie, umí klást otázky tak, že jste sami překvapeni, co jí všechno řeknete a nebojí se napsat téměř vše. Prostě Annika je novinářské eso, jak má být. Zatímco její profesní kariéra míří výš a výš, její osobní život na tom tak dobře není. Manželství chladne, jak tělo obětí, o kterých píše a na své děti má čím dál tím méně času. A kd ...more
Beth Kemp
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a great read for the festive period, as it takes place during the week leading up to Christmas and reveals Annika's struggles to get Christmas 'right' as a working Mum, as well as the pressures she faces at work and the very real danger she courts as leader of the crime section of the newspaper. There is plenty of atmospheric detail in this novel and Marklund makes it very easy to lose yourself in the world she captures on the page. Marklund was a journalist herself and it is plain that ...more
Ellie
Oct 08, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, translated
Annika has been promoted to the head of crime at the Evening Post, a major Stockholm newspaper, when a report comes in of an explosion at the Olympic stadium. She's determined to get the best angle on the story and discover the truth before any of her competitors. Is it an act of terrorism against the Olympics or is it murder? And will she get it wrapped up in time to spend Christmas with her family?

What The Bomber does best is portray the inner workings of a busy newspaper. It's refreshing that
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JudithAnn
Nov 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
You know the kind of book where you start reading and think “Hey, yes, this is exactly as I like it”? This is that kind of book. I started reading and I felt at home straight away. While I wasn’t constantly thinking about the book when I was not reading it, as soon as I picked it up again I was happy in my little Bomber world.

I thought the atmosphere was brilliant: a wintery Stockholm, just before Christmas. It was cold, very cold, there was snow, there was sleety rain, there was slushy, melted
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Annika Bengtzon (Chronological Order) (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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