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The Long Shadow (Annika Bengtzon (Chronological Order) #8)

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  1,401 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
Book 8 in the Annika Bengtzon series
Paperback, 544 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books (first published 2008)
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Bruce Hatton
Apr 05, 2017 Bruce Hatton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: swedish-crime
If there were a league table of greatest living Scandinavian crime writers then Liza Marklund must surely be somewhere near the top. In Annika Bengtzon she's created a wonderfully engaging and credible everyday heroine. Often vulnerable and always, seemingly, in the midst of a personal crisis
Annika's steely persistence and integrity always manage to tease out the true story.
In this novel she's investigating the murder of a Swedish family on the Spanish Costa Del Sol. She's soon drawn into a comp
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JudithAnn
Sep 14, 2013 JudithAnn rated it really liked it
I’ve read several books by Liza Marklund and this is quite a typical Marklund book, I think. So, if you enjoyed her previous books, you’ll like this one too.

I loved it that a lot of the story took place in Spain. We’ve had enough Scandinavian settings from Marklund and her fellow Nordic crime writers. It’s good to see that outside of this somewhat exotic setting for many English-speaking readers, the story still holds up.

While the story generally seemed realistic, some story lines merged togethe
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Chris
Jun 30, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-nordic
The Long Shadow finds Marklund’s heroine Annika going through a period of change. As she is recovering from what seems to be an irrevocable breakage with her partner and father of her two children, she must also deal with the changing face of the newsroom, including a change in her status as well as a new direct superior. Then there is a murder in Spain that ties into

It’s somewhat upsetting that Marklund isn’t more readily/easily available in the United States (Red Wolf, which is not the first
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Gloria Feit
Apr 30, 2014 Gloria Feit rated it it was amazing
The author picks up from previous novels in the series with Annika Bengtzon plying her trade doggedly as a reporter for Sweden’s Evening Post. The plot takes her to the Costa del Sol and Morocco following the robbery and murder of a well-known retired hockey star and his family, except for a 16-year-old daughter by a former marriage who miraculously escaped the slaughter but goes missing. Annika follows the story, despite being assigned several silly assignments by her news editor, in an effort ...more
Manny
Aaargh! I loved several of the novels in this series, and I had such high hopes for this one when I was about a quarter of the way through. But rarely have I seen something fall apart at the end in quite such a spectacular fashion as En Plats I Solen. Whatever happened to her?

All the same, there were some wonderfully bitchy conversations. My favourite bit was when Annika's new boss at the newspaper is telling her she needs to sex up her next article.

"Okay," he says, "we want an interview with so
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Elan Durham
May 20, 2015 Elan Durham rated it really liked it
Initially, I might have had a bit more trouble with this one from Marklund, but on reflection I'm sure it was because I'd seen the Swedish television series adaptation, which I'd also recommend.

That said, I recommend 'The Long Shadow' for this reason: no female crime writer I know of fairly exudes the sense of authenticity that Marklund does - as a journalist and as a woman juggling a career and sharing children with her (philandering but alluring) ex-husband. She never apologizes, she twists he
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Lind0463
Nå nu er jeg da vist ved at være færdig med hende Annika Bengtson... Jeg har læst alle Liza Marklunds bøger indtil nu og hoppede også på denne her, da jeg var til en forfatteraften med Liza og fik et signeret eksemplar af bogen. Men jeg synes efterhånden der er for lidt udvikling i den kvindelige hovedperson, der arbejder som farfatter, men som ind imellem opfører sig som en halvdum actionhelt, der trods alt slipper heldigt fra sine eventyr. Vi skal gang på gang høre om hendes skyldfølelse overf ...more
Reetta Saine
Rankasti edeltävään kirjaan perustuva dekkari, joka ei yllä Marklundin parhaimpiin. Juonessa on aikamoisia hyppäyksiä ja ennen kaikkea - eikö siitä nilkistä aviomiehestä päästäkään eroon?!?! Edelleen nautin toimittajan työn kuvauksista, ja tahtoisin kuulla ammattilaisilta, onko se oikeasti tuollaista :).
Kay
Sep 02, 2014 Kay rated it did not like it
Did not finish this book. Just could not get into it
Ulla
Jul 11, 2016 Ulla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers, in-swedish
The more I read, the more I like Annika Begtzon. Thank you Liza Marklund and Katarina Ewerlöf!!
AehmSophie
May 22, 2011 AehmSophie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Dass dies mein erstes Buch von Liza Marklund ist, war gleichzeitig mein größtes Problem damit. Ständig wurden Andeutungen gemacht, die auf die vorigen Bände verweisen, die gesamte Ausgangssituation, in der Annika ist, baut auf ihre Vorgeschichte auf und das ist an vielen Stellen ganz schön verwirrend.
Verwirrend ist auch der Beginn des Romans. Mehrere Geschichten werden scheinbar sinnlos aneinander gereiht. Zuerst wird ein Überfall beschrieben, dann eine Geschichte über eine "Prinzessin im Schlos
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Karschtl
Großartiges Buch! Spannend, detailreich, abwechslungsreich, sympathisch. Ich weiß nicht, ob ich auch das Attribut realitätsnah hinzufügen kann. Über die Drogenkriminalität an der Costa de Sol weiß ich so gut wie gar nichts - dieses Thema dort war mir noch nicht einmal bewußt (da sieht man mal wieder: Lesen bildet, und es müssen keineswegs immer nur Sachbücher sein, die diese Funktion übernehmen). Ich denke mir nur, dass Annika es beim Suchen & Finden von Interviewpartnern recht leicht hatte. ...more
Leah
Sep 12, 2013 Leah rated it liked it
Shelves: crime, new-to-me, 2013
Series...or serial?

When the family of a Swedish sport star is gassed to death during a robbery on the Costa del Sol, the Evening Post sends reporter Annika Bengtzon to cover the story. Meanwhile a reorganisation at the newspaper means that Annika’s colleague Patrik has been promoted to be her new boss. And the appeal is about to be heard for Filip Andersson, a man convicted of murder, apparently in a previous book.

This is a very well written slowburn thriller that takes Nordic crime away from th
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Luanne Ollivier
Apr 16, 2014 Luanne Ollivier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Long Shadow is the eighth North American release in Liza Marklund's Annika Bengtzon series.

The Long Shadow picks right up from the last book, Lifetime. Annika's personal life is in shambles - her husband has left her for another woman, he has custody of their children and her home has burned down. She's just learned that she'll now be reporting to a man who used to be her subordinate at the Swedish newspaper she works at.

She's sent to Spain to report on the death of a former Swedish nation
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Ingrid Verschelling
Apr 12, 2013 Ingrid Verschelling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, scandie, thriller
Liza Marklund (1962, Zweden) is vooral bekend vanwege haar misdaadromans met journaliste Annika Bengtzon in de hoofdrol. Zij is eigenzinnig en gaat meestal haar eigen weg. Dat vind ik aantrekkelijk in haar karakter. Annika Bengtzon volg ik al vanaf het begin. Dit boek gaat veel in op gebeurtenissen, die zich afspeelden in haar vorige boek Levenslang, welke ik als enige nog niet gelezen heb. Het is wel handig dat boek dus eerst te lezen.

Een plek onder de zon gaat over een drugsorganisatie in Marb
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G.G.
Feb 20, 2014 G.G. rated it it was amazing
Review of Liza Marklund's Annika Bengtzon Crime Reporter Series

Many characters solve mysteries, but reporter protagonists can make their own headlines. One I’ve come across lately is Swedish writer Liza Marklund who created Annika Bengtzon. Bengtzon works for the Stockholm publication Kvällspressen where she covers the crime beat.

Bengtzon, who is haunted by her past, is only comfortable as she unremittingly pursues her assignments, often risking her own life to get the story. At home where she i
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Dan
Nov 18, 2014 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As is often the case with Swedish crime novels, the original Swedish title conveys with far greater accuracy what the book is about. Case in point: the Millenium novels: Men Who Hate Women (direct translation of the Swedish title) contains social commentary at the core of the book, and drives home the plot trap which sprung the glorious heroine Liz Salander. But the titled English "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" establishes the heroine, but in a clichéd, lurid way, calculated no doubt to sell ...more
Paul Pessolano
Mar 25, 2014 Paul Pessolano rated it liked it
“The Long Shadow” by Liza Marklund, published by Emily Bestler Books.

Category – Mystery/Thriller Publication Date – April 15, 2014

This is another installment of reporter Annika Bengtzon by the renowned Scandinavian author Liza Marklund. If you have read the other installments and liked them you will also like “The Long Shadow”.

Annika is a star reporter on the paper “Evening Post”. She is relentless in her pursuit of a story, to the point of destroying her marriage.

A brutal murder is carried out
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Schneehase
Aug 30, 2013 Schneehase rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, 2009
Ein neuer Fall für die engagierte, eigenwillige Journalistin Annika Bengtzon. Sie soll im Auftrag ihrer Zeitung über die sogenannten Gaseinbrüche an der spanischen Costa del Sol berichten. Ein prominenter schwedischer Sportler und seine Familie kamen bei einem solchen Überfall ums Leben. Im Verlauf des Buches stellt sich jedoch heraus, dass es bei diesem tödlichen Überfall nur vordergründig darum ging eine Villa auszurauben. Annika recherchiert im Sumpf des Drogenkartells und sucht gleichzeitig ...more
Josien
Apr 09, 2016 Josien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spannende, goed geschreven Zweedse detective-serie met Annika Bengtzon in de hoofdrol. Dit boek was deel 8, het tweede boek dat ik van de serie las. Het kost geen enkel moeite om in het doorlopende verhaal van Annika te stappen. Naast de spannende case vormt het dagelijks leven van Annika, de besognes op haar werk en thuis ook in dit boek een goed gedoseerd deel van het verhaal. Zij wordt geschetst als een alledaagse vrouw met herkenbare levensperikelen. De goed gedoseerde verwevenheid hiervan m ...more
Noora
Aug 16, 2012 Noora rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dekkarit
Uusin Marklund, joka on tuttuun tapaan helppo ja nopea lukea ja on kyllä hyvin ja taidokkaasti kirjoitettu, mutta... Annikan hahmo alkaa olla jo suorastaan koominen, niin pitkälle hänen luonteensa erityispiirteet on viety. Lukijaa alkaa ärsyttää Annikan sinisilmäisyys ja nenän työntäminen sellaisiin asioihin, jotka eivät hänelle kuulu, samoin työkavereiden ja esimiesten kohtelu. Juonikin on viety hiukan liian pitkälle ja samojen asioiden sirottelu kolmeen eri kirjaan, jotka ilmestyvät vuoden väl ...more
Tony Nielsen
Nov 21, 2013 Tony Nielsen rated it it was amazing
Liza Marklund has sold 15 million books and become Sweden's favourite thriller writer without good reason. Her Annika Bengtzon character is again the focus in The Long Shadow. Still getting over her broken marriage to Thomas, still the unruly but noted reporter for Stockholm's Evening Post, and on the case of a Swedish sports star's family murdered on Spain's Costa Del Sol. Annika is self doubting and self deprecating as ever but she is relentless in her pursuit of the story. The main thrust of ...more
April
Apr 16, 2014 April rated it liked it
It took me a bit to get into this one but once I was - I was hooked. It was a fascinating fictional look into the drug trade and all the consequences.,and there were so many different plots that it was hard to know which direction the book was going to take at any given time. There were definitely some twists that I never saw coming! I liked Annika as a main character and I'm interested that this is a series..I think it would've been helpful for me to read the previous book but I didn't think it ...more
Brenda
Jun 17, 2012 Brenda marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
EEN PLEK ONDER DE ZON

Zweeds
Thriller

538 pagina's
Eerste druk: Piratförlaget, Stockholm (Zweden)

Annika Bengtzon heeft het moeilijk: ze is gescheiden, ziet haar kinderen maar om de week en haar ex-man heeft een nieuwe vriendin. Ze wilde zelf geen redactiechef worden, maar met de man die het wel geworden is, kan ze niet goed opschieten. Tot hij haar op ‘missie’ stuurt naar de Costa del Sol, waar een Zweedse hockey-ster en zijn gezin zijn omgekomen bij een inbraak. De inbraak blijkt een moordaanslag t
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Sue1958
Sep 09, 2013 Sue1958 rated it really liked it
I received this from Random House UK, Transworld Publishers via Net Galley for an honest review

I read the previous book to this and enjoyed it, read it some time ago so when I saw this one needing reviews I knew I would love it.

I read this just before Christmas and forgot to add my review!

This book joins up where the other book left some strings hanging loose, so I was able to piece things nicely together.

The details of Italy was lovely too and felt at times I was there.

This is quite a climatic
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Xerxessia
Jul 03, 2013 Xerxessia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: krimi
Die Story baut auf dem vorherigen Krimi "Lebenslänglich" auf. Die handelnden Personen und ihre Beziehungen untereinander sind ziemlich unübersichtlich, so dass ich einen Plan machen musste. Ansonsten gefällt mir auch im siebten Band sehr gut, wie Marklund ihre doch recht außergewöhnliche Heldin und ihr Vorgehen schildert im journalistischen Hin und Her zwischen Schweden, Spanien und Marokko, in ihren dienstlichen Clinches mit den Vorgesetzten und in ihrem familiären Chaos.
Der deutsche Titel "Kal
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Kathleen Hagen
The Long shadow, by Liza Marklund, a-minus, Narrated by India Fisher, Produced by Brilliance Audio, downloaded from audible.com.

Newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon is left to pick up the
pieces after a shocking and complex murder case turns her world upside down and leaves her personal life in shambles. Meanwhile, an intruder brutally murders
an entire family on Spain's Costa del Sol, and Annika must fly to the glitzy locale to report on the case. Upon arrival she discovers that a fifth family
membe
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Sue
Mar 06, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it
Another book from the library Nordic Noir selection/promotion. I found it really enjoyable and not terribly noir. It was set in Sweden, but also Andalucia and Morocco, and introduced me to Annika Bengtzon, a likeable character easy to identify with. In this long grey wet winter, I relished all the sunny scenes and I will certainly seek out more of this series of books, for it was interesting to approach the crime from the position of a journalist rather than the police - although, of course, the ...more
Tina Siegel
Mar 11, 2014 Tina Siegel rated it it was amazing
A terrific read! The more I get to know Annika, the more I enjoy her. I'm also really liking what Marklund has done with the relationship between Annika and Thomas. I won't say anything else, for fear of spoiling, but it's impressive.

My favourite aspect of the novel, though, is the scope of it; the vast psychic and geographic distances it spans. I was totally immersed and truly sad when it ended.

Wonderful stuff - read it!
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Scandinavia’s undisputed queen of crime fiction, Liza Marklund is the No. 1 international bestselling author of the Annika Bengtzon series.

Liza Marklund was born in 1962 in the small village of Pålmark, close to the Arctic Circle in Sweden. She is an author, journalist, columnist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She is also co-owner of Piratförlaget, one of Sweden’s most successful publishing
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  • Sprängaren (Annika Bengtzon, #4)
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