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The Forbidden Place

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  750 ratings  ·  189 reviews
In this "bone-chillingly cool crime debut" (Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train), a young biologist studying the remote Swedish wetlands stumbles upon a body--and finds that if the marsh's secrets can't stay buried, neither can hers...

In the remote Swedish wetlands lies Mossmarken: the village on the edge of the mire where, once upon a time, people came to leave
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Published September 4th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2017)
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Paromjit
I loved this fantastic piece of Scandi-Noir far more than I expected to, I have grown to be a little weary of the over top blood fests that often characterise this genre and this novel made a welcome change. This is a deeply atmospheric mystery set in the village of Mossmarken, in the ancient desolate, remote wetlands of Sweden, subject to constant dripping drizzles, storms, mists and veils of fogs. It is an area rich in superstitions, legends and mythology, where people disappear, never to be s ...more
Louise Wilson
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars rounded up to 4. In the remote Swedish wetlands lies Mossmarkens: the village on the edge of the mire where, once upon a time, people came to leave offerings to the gods. Biologist Natalie came to study the peat bogs. But she has a secret: Mossmarken,was once her home, a place where terrible things happened. She has returned at last, determined to confront her childhood trauma and find out the truth.

Natalie is doing field experiments for her Doctoral thesis on Wetlands, but this is not
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Alexandra
Ein typischer schwedischer Krimi mit Feuchtigkeit, Kälte und Moorleichen. Leider auch mit einem Schuss Romantik (den ich regelmäßig abstrafen muss) und etwas schwülstiger überperformender Sprachakrobatik vor allem bei der Beschreibung der Landschaft und den Gefühlen der Protagonistinnen, von denen ich aber nicht weiß, ob ich sie der Autorin oder dem Übersetzer anlasten muss. Außerdem wird es ein bisschen kurios, wenn die in der Geschichte handelnden schwedischen Figuren (bzw. die Autorin) auf we ...more
Maria
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Os fãs de Dolores Redondo e Paula Hawkins vão adorar O Pântano dos Sacrifícios.


Reunindo mitologia com uma dose q.b. de mistério, a nova aposta da Topseller que foi um dos livros mais disputados na Feira do Livro de Londres de 2017, revela ser uma excelente e viciante leitura abarcando os mais variados géneros literários.

A minha expetativa era grande. De tal forma que, mal recebi a leitura de avanço, parti logo para a sua leitura, deixando outros livros a meio.



4,5 leitura viciante

Opinião comple
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Joanne Freitas
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um livro diferente do que estou acostumada a ler mas muito bom, sem dúvida. Fala de sacrifícios humanos em troca de oferendas por “parte da natureza”. É um tema muito original e que remete a passados de certas povoações. Para além de tudo isto vem recheado de mistérios sobre os assassinatos que decorreram na região.
Lou
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'The Forbidden Place' is Susanne Jansson's debut novel, and it's an intriguing one at that! The premise is highly original and had me excited to get started reading. The setting is the most prominent character is this novel, the village of Mossmarken, in the remote Swedish wetlands is is one of the most interesting things about this deeply atmospheric mystery. Being a lover of Scandi-Noir, I was instantly drawn to this as a result. I appreciated the use of mythology to deepen the mystery and cre ...more
Anna (Tējtasītes blogs)
Gotiski ziemeļnieciskas noskaņas un burvīgi mistiska atmosfēra.

Plašāka atsauksme manā blogā: https://wp.me/pL6Ka-59o
Mike Sumner
Oh dear. I got completely bogged down with The Forbidden Place (no pun intended). So much hype about the book and yet, for me, it's a slow burner that never really gets going until near the end.

Nathalie returns to her childhood home in Mossmarken, a village on the edge of a mire in the remote Swedish wetlands. Rents a cottage on the estate of the local manor in order to carry out studies on emissions from the mire. The same mire where 'The Lingonberry Girl' had been found, a body dating back to
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
The marshland is a desolate place with misty meadows, sloping pines, and sinking soils. Once upon a time, sacrifices to the gods were buried here, and rumors say that people still disappear without a trace...

Offermossen "The Forbidden Place" is a thrilling novel about Nathalie who are doing field experiments for her doctoral thesis on wetlands. The thesis is not the only reason Nathalie has rented a cottage to the experiments. She has returned to the place she once grew up. Where she was happy.
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Chrissa Vasileiou
H άποψή μου για το βιβλίο στο site "Book City" και τον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο: Ο βάλτος των χαμένων ψυχών
Inita
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lasot šo darbu sapratu, ka esmu ziemeļniece. Ļoti patika darbības vide - neliela pilsētiņa un viensētas ap purvu un skaisti purva apraksti. Patika, ka autore bija saglabājusi realiātes sajūtu, neskatoties uz to, ka ļoti viegli bija aiziet pa misticisma taku. Leģendas, nostāsti un mistiskais bija, taču kā starp citu, blakus dzīvojošs.
Pati detektīvlīnija bija pietiekami aizraujoša un skumja bija apjausma, ko cilvēki var izdarīt savās sāpēs un skumjās. Un tam rast attaisnojumu. Savā ziņā stāsts pa
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Kurkulis  Lilita
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ir labi.
Kā autores vispār pirmais romāns - manuprāt, pat ļoti labi.
Te ir daudz purva, dabas un it kā racionālajā sakņotu skaidrojumu pārdabiskajam. Beigās jāatzīst, ka detektīvintrigas nebija ne par maz, ne par daudz. Tikusi pēdējā trešdaļā, es nevarēju apstāties.
Beigas (ko reizēm autori vienkārši pielīmē it kā labam sižetam) ir labas ne jau kā "happy end", bet kā organisks noslēgums. Nekādas vilšanās. :)
Buchdoktor
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sweden
Es ist Herbst in Mossmarken, als Nathalie in Sichtweite des Moorgebiets eine einfache Ferienhütte mietet, um die letzten Feldstudien für ihre Promotion in Biologie über die Wirkung von Treibhausgasen auf Moorlandschaften durchzuführen. Zunächst erkennt niemand die junge Frau, die als Kind in dem kleinen Ort in der Nähe des Vänersees gelebt hat. Nur zögernd freundet sich Nathalie mit Johannes an, der täglich an ihrem Häuschen vorbei joggt. Johannes studiert an einer Kunstschule, ist zurückhaltend ...more
Φίλιππος ²³
Ήμουν έτοιμος να το παρατήσω λίγο πριν τη μέση, αλλά τελικά κάτι άρχισε να "κινείται" από εκείνο το σημείο και όχι μόνο το τελείωσα, αλλά κατάφερε να πιάσει και την βάση! Μέχρι τη μέση βέβαια, κόβεις άνετα φλέβες!

2.5*
Lori
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nathalie, a biology major, returned to her Swedish hometown where her parents died in what was believed to be a murder-suicide. She's come to study the plant life in the bog. Things change when she finds a friend seriously injured and left for dead in the bog. Soon bodies are discovered in the bog. I was disappointed in this book. The solution was pretty obvious. While the police are present in the investigation, I never got a real feel for their work on the case. The novel seemed too focused on ...more
Jurga Jurgita
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jau turbūt man tapo tradicija, kad Naujus Metus pradedu su detektyvu. Peržvelgusi kelių pastarųjų metų suvestinę, startuoju būtent su šiuo žanru. Kurį laiką buvau atsiribojusi nuo jų arba skaičiau tokius, kurie netikėtai papuldavo į rankas. Tačiau drąsiai galiu pasakyti, kad ir kokio gerumo bus detektyvas ar gavęs daugybę liaupsių, bet vis tiek liksiu ištikima tik skandinavų nusikaltimų istorijoms. Jos taip sugeba mane privilioti ir įtraukti kaip kokią musę prie medaus, tik dažniausiai medus būn ...more
Carla Geraldes
2* que segundo o GR significa "ok".
é assim que me sinto com este livro. Li. Foi especial? Não. Gostei? Mhmeeee... Foi mais ou menos.
As personagens não me cativaram. Demasiado superficiais. Para o livro que é, não eram precisas tantas.
O enredo, por vezes muito forçado.
A estória, desenvolvida de forma confusa.
Enfim, um livro para o qual tinha muitas expectativas e que em nada me acrescentou.
Doronike
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: skandinavi, read_2018
Romāns ieturēts patīkami rēgainās purva noskaņās ar viegli spocīgu piestitienu. Sižets ir diezgan pārliecinošs, tikai man palika jautājumi par noziegumu tehniskajām detaļām. Tā vietā, lai atklātu, kā tad viss notika (un notika veiksmīgi, jo zviedru policija jau ir akla kā kurmis), autore izvēlas lasītāju iepazīstināt ar dziļdomīgām atziņām. Vienai lēdijai tēma ir dievs, spoki, fotomāksla, otrai - bioloģijas definīcijas. (Jums tiešām kāds biologs uz jautājumu par sūnām atbild ar citātu no vārdnīc ...more
Nora|KnyguDama
Dar vienas niūrus, paslaptingas detektyvas į mano perskaitytųjų kolekciją. Šį kartą į rankas papuolė (Dėka "Baltų lankų" leidyklos) "Aukojimo pelkė". Gal ir nenuostabu, kad pirmas į galvą šovęs žodis pamačius pavadinimą buvo - apeigos. Ir žodis šovė ir vaizdiniai pasipylė - tamsi naktis, tyliai atliekami mįslingi ritualai, dega ugnis ir tvyro kraujo kvapas. Skamba kaip siaubo filmas? Panaši ir knygos istorija: miesteliui siaubingus prisiminimus kelianti pelkė, kurios apylinkėse paslaptingai ding ...more
Tiffany PSquared
OK, so I wanted this book to be so much more than it is. It is a crime mystery/thriller that has whisperings of something sinister and creepy underneath the surface. It is not a horror story, but I'm thinking that maybe it would have been better if it was.

Although this is not a horror story in the true sense of that genre, the underlying tone of the story is dark and definitely includes paranormal phenomena from beginning to end. That's the part I liked.

I wish I could say that I enjoyed the rest
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Elaine Tomasso
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for inviting me to read an advance copy of The Forbidden Place, a stand alone novel set in North Western Sweden.

Nathalie Ström returns to Mossmarken after 14 years to do biological research in the peat bog. It is in the bog that she finds her friend Johannes who has been badly beaten and weighed down with coins. She doesn't know what to think but the police come to believe that he may have been an intended sacrifice.

I enjoyed The Forbidden
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Miglė
Aug 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esu iš tų, kuriuos traukia mistika, tad aukojimų, kurių veiksmo vieta pelkė, tema negalėjo manęs nesudominti. Todėl nekantriai laukiau, kada atsiversiu šią knygą. Žinoma, nutuokiau, kad tai bus detektyvas (berods, niekur taip konkrečiai ir neradau to įvardyta knygos aprašyme), tačiau pradėjus skaityti greit paaiškėjo, kad tai bus... na, tiesiog tipinio detektyvo principu suręstas kūrinys. Tai apkartino skaitymą – nesu tokių knygų mėgėja. Tačiau veiksmo vieta gelbėjo kūrinį. Tiesą sakant, iš esmė ...more
Carin
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Redelijk boek.
Voorkant past mooi bij het verhaal.
Een jonge vrouw, Nathalie, keert terug naar de plek waar ze opgroeide. Door traumatische gebeurtenissen in haar jeugd is ze er abrupt weggegaan. Nu is ze terug voor onderzoek voor haar proefschrift voor haar studie biologie en wordt weer geconfronteerd met dingen uit het verleden.
Ze probeert alles nu een plekje te geven.
Ze ontmoet Maya, een fotografe die deels voor de politie werkt en op haar eigen manier dingen onderzoekt en bekijkt. Zij helpt d
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Povilas Šklėrius
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Potencialiai įdomus romanas, kuris buvo parašytas kažin kaip blogai. Kodėl blogai - sunku paaiškinti. Tiesiog viskas šiame romane kažkaip nesiriša: pilna įvairių detalių, kurios nieko neduoda bendrai istorijai; daug palaidų galų, kurie niekaip nėra išrišami; galų gale - skaitant nėra jokios nuotaikos, atrodo, kad nepaisant to, jog vyksta baisūs dalykai, visi veikėjai reaguoja neadekvačiai ramiai.

O visą istoriją galima būtų papasakoti taip:

Kažkur buvo pelkė.
Pelkėje dingdavo žmonės.
Niekas nežinojo
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Iveta Celmiņa
Īsti nevaru saprast- patika vai ne. Var lasīt, var arī nelasīt, no tā itin nekas nemainās. Ne īsti detektīvs, jo izmeklētāja nav, ne īsti mīlasstāsts, jo viens no pāra lielākoties ir bezsamaņā, ne īsti kādu attiecību risinājums, jo nav tādu stabilu cilvēku grupu, kas veidotu konfliktu, kas jārisina.
Celine Schuurman
Wat een geweldig boek! Ik hoop dat er zo meer volgen!
Brittany
3.5 stars
This was an easy read and most definitely a page-turner. I was expecting a little more fright, but needless to say, I had fun along the ride trying to solve the mystery. Who done it?!?!

The cover sets the tone for the scenery of The Forbidden Place. The peat moss, different grasses, and trees, the mist; I loved referring back to this cover whenever the story was referring to the bog.

I was not expecting the friendships and relationships this contained, but it was enjoyable as if meeting
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Sofia Teixeira
Se há elemento que parece caracterizar a literatura policial nórdica é um certo mistério místico. Têm sempre uma camada, uma espécie de segunda pele, mais densa, tanto no que toca ao ambiente como à violência. O Pântano dos Sacrifícios é um thriller que vive dessa neblina, do não sabermos bem, até perto do fim, qual a verdadeira origem de todo o mistério, apesar de sentirmos constantemente o formigueiro de algo meio sobrenatural. No que toca à violência, a nível gráfico é menos do que poderíamos ...more
Natacha Cunha
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uma atmosfera mística e enigmática, com um toque q.b. de drama e investigação policial, caracterizam “O Pântano dos Sacrifícios” (Topseller, 2018), livro de estreia da sueca Susanne Jansson. Aqui, a autora encontra terreno fértil para explorar superstições e mitologia, carimbando o seu nome na literatura policial nórdica.
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Com uma escrita simples e fluída, bem estruturada, que intercala diferentes perspectivas da história em capítulos curtos, Susanne Jansson consegue envolver-nos na narrativa
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Erika
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Det är just så här jag vill ha mina deckare, tänkte jag medan jag lyssnade. Sådär att jag gillar personerna och omgivningen mer än vad jag är intresserad av att få veta vem som är mördaren. Susanne Jansson känns som Sveriges svar på Elly Griffiths och levererar en njutbar kombination av forskning (om mossar) och möjligen övernaturliga fenomen (på en mycket specifik mosse). Och så lite glesbygd och tragiska barndomsminnen ovanpå det.
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Susanne Jansson was born in 1972 in Åmål, Sweden. She later moved to Gothenburg to work in advertising and then to New York to study photography. After returning to Sweden, she worked as a freelance photographer while studying journalism, and for the past twenty years she has been combining her work as a photographer with being a freelance journalist focusing on reportage and profile stories in ar ...more
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