Unwanted …a review

It’s been a while since I finished a book. The main reason for that is, I was reading one during journeys, another one in bed, and yet another one at other times. Anyway, this book, I got it on my Kindle because it is by a Swedish author, Kristina Ohlsson. My experience with the Millenium trilogy and then again with the Hundred year old man book has told me that when it comes to crime fiction, the Swedes know how to make a plot work, obviously, when translated well.

I wasn’t disappointed. This first time author put a woman on the police force. Not as a love interest, but an actual contributor to the investigation. Dead kids are cropping up all over Sweden, branded by their killer as ‘Unwanted’ and it is up to Alex, Peder, and Fredrika to figure out who’s behind the murders.

The book is long, it spans over the period of one week and the chapters are divided by days, as one would guess. But each day is very long, so I’d have liked the chapters broken up a bit more, sort of like Robin Cook, when he divides them up by time of day. But aside from that minor fact, the storyline is good! The plot is predictable, but the way it is written makes one want to keep reading anyway. It is the best kind of train read. No dry courtroom scenes, no therapy sessions, just hopping on from one bit of Sweden to another. This woman will go a long way with her later works for sure!

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