The Sins of our Fathers The Sins of our Fathers
Book 6 - The Arctic Murders

The Sins of our Fathers

SHORTLISTED for the CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger

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Publisher Description

"Larsson is one of the best current practitioners of Scandinavian crime fiction" Financial Times

"A masterful storyteller . . . An astute social commentator" Sunday Express

Winner of the Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year 2021 (Swedish Crime Writers' Academy)
Winner of the Storytel Award for Best Suspense Novel 2021
Winner of the Adlibris Award for Best Suspense Novel 2021

Forensic pathologist Lars Pohjanen has only a few weeks to live when he asks Rebecka Martinsson to investigate a murder that has long since passed the statute of limitations. A body found in a freezer at the home of the deceased alcoholic, Henry Pekkari, has been identified as a man who disappeared without a trace in 1962: the father of Swedish Olympic boxing champion Börje Ström. Rebecka wants nothing to do with a fifty-year-old case - she has enough to worry about. But how can she ignore a dying man's wish?

When the post-mortem confirms that Pekkari, too, was murdered, Rebecka has a red-hot investigation on her hands. But what does it have to do with the body kept in his freezer for decades?

Meanwhile, the city of Kiruna is being torn down and moved a few kilometres east, to make way for the mine that has been devouring the city from below. With the city in flux, the tentacles of organized crime are slowly taking over . . .

Fragile yet fierce Rebecka Martinsson returns in a spellbinding addition to the Arctic Murders series, now a Walter Presents drama for television.

Translated from the Swedish by Frank Perry

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2023
March 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
608
Pages
PUBLISHER
Quercus Publishing
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

AltadenaTom ,

Superb as usual

Like each of the other books in this series, The Sins Of Our Fathers is absolutely superb. The multi-generational story is never short of absorbing. Larsson, who was great to begin with, seems to be maturing into a true master.

RBM in WDC ,

Tedium squared

Larsson is way, way below normal form here. Maybe her success is going to her and her editor’s heads. But if this book were 40% shorter it would be much better for it.

The story meanders endlessly across more than 50 years and two or three distinct story lines — none of which is fully developed.

And the main characters — Rebecka, Anna-Maria, Krister and Marti — all appear to have the emotional maturity of teenagers with arrested development.

I regret the time I spent and lost reading this turgid, sloppy, self-indulgent book.

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