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The Shadow in the River Paperback – June 7, 2007
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
*'Scandinavian crime noir has a growing reputation and deservedly so . . . The downbeat pace, brooding atmosphere and wry cynicism are skilfully drawn in this superior, Chandleresque thriller' HERALD *'It's about ambition, greed, globalisation, money and excuses, lit by mordant humour and incisive insights' IRISH EVENING HERALD
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Frode Grytten is the author of two previous novels, both widely acclaimed across Europe.
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In a small, decaying, former industrial town a young skinhead dies when his car is forced off the road. The locals immediately suspect the resident Serbian asylum seekers. Racial tensions in the small town are recognizably presented, as is the passionate and very secret relationship between the main character and his sister-in-law.
The protagonist is a journalist, his brother a cop, so plenty of contemporary issues are woven into the texture of the novel.
The characters are well drawn and there is considerable humor in the book.
The resolution is pretty good, with some nice modern touches to the crimes as committed.