The Black Path
But one thing you will find with THE BLACK PATH is that Rebecka, or Anna-Maria or a ...more
The book begins with what seems to be the certain death of a man on the ice but rapidly changes course when he discovers the body of a wom ...more
The Black Path was nominated in 2009 for a Barry Award for Best Paperback Original.
Whoa, this one is CRITICAL. Read this. Try to read this as soon after The Blood Spilt , 2, as possible. It'll help with remembering as Larsson pulls events at the end of The Blood Spilt right in at the start of The Black Path. And do not skip ahead to Until Thy Wrath Be Past , 4, and The Se/>My/>The ...more
Larsson's characters all have thick backstories -- sometimes to the point of pointlessness and with a few requiring knowledge of her previous novels. It's nice to see intelligent, capable female leads (this book has two).
I balked at the use of psychic powers in one side character, though, an ...more
The plot revolves around the murder of a woman and the story is told on flashbacks. It was difficult to connect with the characters except perhaps Mella’s partner who liked cats. Northern Sweden ...more
Personally, I think that Black Path is excellent. I like all of the storylines and am not troubled by the fact that our heroine, Rebeka, isn't always the main focus of the book. I enjoy Anna-Maria Mella and her partner, Sven-Erik, tremendously, and I think that the back and forth of the different plots was skillfully handled and ve ...more
SETTING: Kiruna (north Sweden)
SERIES: #3 of 3
It's early spring, and the ice on the lake in Tornetrask, northern Sweden, is thick. The inhabitants of nearby Kiruna journey here to go ice fishing, setting up small cabins on runners called arks, which protect them as they fish. A powerful storm blows one of the arks away, and its owner scrambles into a nearby cabin to escape from the eleme ...more
Maybe they are just better educated: and informed about the world.
I often think so - but anyhow here is another cracker, with a character (and cast of characters) all its own.
I don't know about you but I love stories where I learn about cultures I know little or nothing about.
I liked this one enormously, partly because it's set in a part of Scandinavia I knew ...more
The path to home.
Writing that will amaze and hold you. Simply and deeply descriptive. Inner and outer narrative creating a story of complex people. Police action. The past and present context of character's lives. Åsa Larsson has, in The Black Path: Rebecka Martinsson #3, written yet another superbly crafted crime novel.
The storyline follows Rebecka as she recovers from depression, and a psychotic break. She is a gifted tax lawyer who has returned to the frozen north of her home town, Kiruna, where life and cunovel.The ...more
This thriller takes place in Sweden. A woman is found murdered in a lake house and it appears that she was tortured by electrocution and stabbed multiple times. Her name is Ina Wattring and she is the public relations officer for Kallis Mines, a multi-national mining company with ties to mines in conflict-laden African nations. Ina and her brother Didi both work ...more
The characters in the book become fuller as we get to know them better.
There was a little too much info about Uganda, but other than that I loved the story :)
There are artists, mercenarie ...more
* Rebecka Martinsson