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Sun Storm Paperback – December 26, 2006
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Tax attorney, Rebecka Martinsson, thought that she put her embarrassing and painful past behind her when she left the small and provincial town of Kiruna for the big city. But when an old friend, Sanna Strandgard, 'phones her begging her emotional support and legal advice, Rebecka finds herself dropping everything and returning to Kiruna once more. Sanna's younger brother, the charismatic Viktor, has been found ritualistically butchered in the very church that he helped found; and the chief prosecutor seems to have made up his mind that Sanna's committed the crime. Soon, Rebecka finds herself playing detective as well as facing down old ghosts. Trying to get Sanna to help her understand what happened is proving equally frustrating as Sanna's moods swing from apathy to paralyzing fear with alarming regularity. So, who wanted Viktor dead and why was he killed in such a brutal fashion? And what is Sanna hiding? Much to her chagrin, Rebecka finds herself getting more involved in Sanna's affairs than she would like to be...
I was absolutely riveted by "Sun Storm" -- once I started it I simply couldn't put it down.Read more ›
I am so looking forward to her second novel--will be heading out to buy me a copy when the snow stops (and we're not in Kiruna)...
SUN STORM is a solid amateur detective novel that is very strong on characterization. Rebecka must cope with many personal issues including dealing with Sanna's daughter as well as her own job which is threatened by her involvement in this case. Rebecka is a sympathetic character and a strong heroine. The plot is carefully laid out and the author plays fair with the reader who wants to solve the crime along with Rebecka. The setting is well described as the Aurora Borealis (the sun storm) flickers above the frigid landscape of the small town. The plot could have moved a bit quicker for my taste, but that is a minor criticism and shouldn't bother most readers. SUN STORM won Sweden's best first crime novel award when it was first published in Sweden in 2003.
I'd like to address the accusations of animal cruelty in Larsson's books. There are a few scenes that would fit that description but by no means would I extend the actions of her characters to the actions/views of the author herself.
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For a first-time author, Åsa Larsson provided me with an interesting couple of evening's enjoyment. I have become a huge fan of Scandinavian crime fiction and particularly enjoy... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jim Nolt
I've read a few Scandanavian crime novels in the past, and always loved them for the bleak world-weariness. Something went badly wrong with this one, though. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Bill W.
I just finished the first book and will likely get the next one and the next one after that. I'm slowly getting sucked in. I'm glad I found Asa L.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Suspenseful, fast read with enjoyable characters and setting in far north of Sweden.Published 2 months ago by Tockie
This is the first novel in a series about a Swedish tax lawyer, Rebecka Martinsson, who gets dragged into bloody murder cases. The author won an award for best first novel. Read morePublished 2 months ago by H. Schneider
Today I sat down with a Scandinavian thriller, one of my favorite kinds of books. this time it was Sun Storm by Asa Larsson of Sweden. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rochelle
The twists are ham handed, and the characters behave in ways that are hard to fathom. No one in this fictional Swedish town, run by maniacal Christians,seems to have a lick of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer