So once the Fringe was done, I was itching to get back to reading. I have read a ridiculously low number of books this year and am hoping to remedy that in the colder months. So, to get myself in the zone, I needed something fast paced and light. So, I turned to Scandi noir and picked up an author I hadn’t read before. Possibly because I didn’t think Anne was a Scandinavian name (my bad).
So this book ticked all the boxes for me… when the murder happens two chapters in, I’m very pleased. A foster home carer is murdered and a disturbed child has escaped – the obvious is obviously not true and detective inspector Hanne is on the case. She has baggage of her own, as does the murdered lady, as we find out. The eventual homing in on the murderer is approached very well – with a combination of clues and chance and charm..
I enjoyed this. It is not the greatest murder thriller of all time. But if you’re looking for a good commute read or a snuggle in bed on a cold day read, go for this lady’s books. Good stuff.