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Borkmann's Point by Håkan Nesser
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Feb 18, 2010

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bookshelves: 2010-reads, fiction, mystery-suspense, scandinavia, library
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I wish I had known ahead of time that this author deliberately created a vague setting. I was hoping to feel transported to Sweden but instead felt like I could have been in any number of seaside villages (including the UK). That was my chief complaint: this novel did not transport me or tell me much about Swedish culture. It was well written generally, although some characters are a bit flat. I especially did not appreciate the female detective who yearned for a baby... and out of nowhere starts making googly eyes at a married detective. PLEASE! Also I found the crimes -- three ax murders -- to be a little unimaginative. However, the motive is clever and surprising. Overall, a good read. 4.5 stars.

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