When a book is translated into English from another language, often the transition can be easily seen. That happens when the translator can't quite get the tone of the original language, and thus makes the English version stilted. This book, howevber, has an excellent translator, and if you were unaware that it was originally written in Swedish, you would swear the author wrote in English.
This is the second book in the police procedural series about Ann Lindell, a female detective in the Swedish town of Uppsala. In this book, a series of seemingly random murders of elderly men takes place, and Lindell and her colleagues are attempting to find out what and why they happened, and to these men in particular. Initially it seems that they may be random killings, but as the story goes on it appears that there may be some reason, however odd, behind the murders.
As usual with this series, the writing is extremely well done, and the descriptive sentences flow easily across the page. We get to intermingle with Lindell and her associates on a somewhat intimate basis, and for a time it appears that the thread of the plot has been lost. That's not the case; it's just been under the surface, seething and getting ready to come alive again.
There is real danger to Lindell in this story, and the tension regarding her situation increases almost with every page near the end of the book. I found the ending a bit inconclusive, but it did not detract from the overall excellence of the book. I look forward eagerly to the next book in this series!