Hunting Game Hunting Game

Hunting Game

    • 4.3 • 8 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Helene Tursten’s explosive new series features Detective Inspector Embla Nyström, a sharp, unforgiving woman working in a man’s world. When one of her peers is murdered during a routine hunting trip, Embla must track down the killer while confronting a dark incident from her past.


Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. She is the author of the Irene Huss series and the short story collection An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good. Her books have been translated into eighteen languages and made into a television series. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with her husband.

‘As good as Louise Welsh's similarly creepy tour of Glasgow.’ Gillian Flynn

‘[An] outstanding series launch…Embla is a refreshingly capable lead, whose situational ethics means that she doesn’t feel she must do everything by the book.’ Publishers Weekly

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
28 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
264
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Text Publishing Company
SELLER
Text Publishing
SIZE
3.2
MB

Customer Reviews

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Meh

Author
Swedish. Nurse then a dentist before she had to retire on medical grounds. Did some medical translating then started writing crime fiction. (About 50% of the population of Gothenburg writes crime fiction, I believe.) Her most frequent protagonist is Detective Inspector Irene Huss. This was the first of a new series with a younger protagonist, also female.

In brief
It's contemporary Sweden. A late twenties female DI, who is also a talented hunter (of game, by which I mean animals, not 'she's got game'), prize-winning welterweight boxer, and de facto parent to her ex's kid, has taken the aforementioned kid to her uncle's place in the country for his his first hunting expedition. Foxes will have to do. It's not moose season. Despite the usual array of nightmares and troubling thoughts, our gal is good at her job but tends to be impetuous (typical fictional detective in other words). She's just received a mysterious phone call from her bestie who disappeared into the hands of Nordic mafiosi when they were out clubbing illegally 10 years earlier. Another rellie who runs a rural guesthouse a few clicks down the road calls because a guy got snuffed in one of the rooms (double tap to the head and heart so suicide seems unlikely), and the local coppers are busy with other violent deaths. (That's Sweden for you. Who needs Covid?) Our gal investigates. Surprise, surprise, there's a tie-up with her old bestie. The end.

Writing
Third person narrative, mostly from POV of the protagonist. Good translation, well paced, lots of ice and snow. Embla left me a bit cold too (sorry).

Bottom line
Boilerplate Nordic noir, or is it Scandi noir? Does it matter? Discuss.

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