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The Bomber [Kindle Edition]

Liza Marklund
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A bomb that destroyed Stockholm's new Olympic area also blew someone to pieces. And finding The Bomber will become journalist Annika Bengtzon's biggest story - or the final nail in her coffin.An impressive nerve-shattering thriller with a bone-chilling plot and an irresistible heroine.

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All she wants for Christmas...is to survive.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 683 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (24 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055216092X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552160926
  • ASIN: B005LPE4CE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,066 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
In the early morning a week before Christmas a bomb ravages the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm. Annika Bengtzon, a young mother, who has recently become crime editor on the newspaper Kvällspressen, has to leave her rather strange dream about sex in space to investigate the cause and damage. The remains of the dynamic OS-boss Christina Furhage is found on the destroyed stand, which puts Annika in the middle of a murder hunt. To find the answer Annika starts to explore the life behind the perfect front, which Christina Furhage has managed to create. The bomber has to be found quickly since the Olympic Games in Stockholm is only six months away but when Annika digs deeper into to mystery it puts her and her family in danger.
It is the first time we meet Annika and she is a refreshing change to the usual rather corpulent and arrogant male detective, who features in too many crime novels. The snoopy journalist in her drives her to write - not to solve crimes but a detective and a journalist work after the same pattern. This is a pattern the author knows exceptionally well since Liza Marklund is a successful Swedish journalist. Annika is named after Marklund's daughter Annika and her favorite editor from her time as a journalist on the Swedish national newspaper Expressen Bengt Bengtzon.
Marklund says she longed for a heroine, who reminded her about herself and her friends. A career woman, who has a husband, kids, mortgage and paranoia regarding food and health but on the same time an insatiable appetite on life. Annika is brought to life in a lively but loving manner. She is not a super woman or a Lara Croft but someone closer to human dimensions with a lot of courage combined with a huge curiosity.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 2 Jan 2012
By rah
Format:Paperback
I am part of the Transworld Group

This is the second novel that I have read written by this author and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Set 5 years after Vanished, it gives you an excellent insight into what it is like to be a working mother of two children. Juggling the responsibilities of home and work, love for her husband and children but also a love of her work and the difficulties that this can cause.

Liza draws you in from the first page and you grab every chance that you can to read on, you want to know what is going to happen next, you associate with the main character and recognise the feelings that she has. The story unfolds in a systematic way whereby you keep up with everything that is happening and do not get lost due to too many characters or too many side issues. The home life and work life are explained in a philosophical, but practical manner which makes you empathetic but not bored. The reporter goes out on a limb for people, she involves herself fully and makes good judgement calls. Although this is a crime thriller it remains extremely humanistic, the reporter is not superwoman, she is ordinary with normal human failings, in other words she is believable.

Liza's writing style is descriptive, she includes different areas of Stockholm, encourages you to picture the scenes so that you can place the characters clearly. I value her as a writer and will definitely be buying the rest of her books.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another fantastic crime author 23 Nov 2011
By S. A. Broadhurst VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This is the fourth and final book in my Transworld Reading Challenge and is another new author to me. A Swedish author, who has hit the crime market in UK by storm.

This book is set over seven days and includes three murders. The main character is Annika, a crime reporter who wants to find who is responsible for the crimes.

I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be fast paced and the plot flowed effortlessly. Throughout the book I found it gave us an insight into the possible conflicts faced by the media, in this case the newspapers, where journalists wanted to find and report the real story whereas the editors are governed by the constraints of reporting. This was evident in this book and I enjoyed this side to the book. The main character Annika is a working mother who also has to juggle her career with family life and this is also discussed within the book and I think this will be something that readers can identify with, a real woman with the same worries as many other working mothers.

I would recommend this book to lovers of crime fiction but be warned once you start this book, you will not want to put it down.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 10 July 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am a fan of Liza Marklund. I love the way she makes all characters realistic, and she doesn't glamourise the world of detectives or journalists.
Liza Marklund gives her readers an insight to the world of journalism. The main character, Annika, comes to life when you read the books about her.
I couldn't put the book down. Read it! You won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Crime title 24 Nov 2011
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I love a good crime story and leading the from the front is the Scandinavian crowd at the moment with their brooding landscape, tough people and of course a cracking setting for a solid crime story to keep the reader in their thrall.

This title has great pace, a cracking lead character in Annika and when you add to this a realistic quality that when blended with a journalists curiosity it makes a great start to a book that is going to take readers on a journey into darkness. Add to this a stark descriptive style, a deep sense of foreboding within and it's a story that I had a hard time putting down. Just remember to make sure you have a light to hand as sounds in the dark may never be the same again. Haunting and wonderful, scary and tantalising. Cracking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another 5 star review
I bought this after reading some of the other reviews and I am not disappointed. Excellently written, good characterization, good plot, pacy, haven't been able to put it down! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Annie
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bomber
This is the first of her crime novels featuring the journalist Annika Bengtzon. It is a very good first novel that keeps the reader guessing to the end. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. G. Spry
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good read from Liz Marklund
Fans of Liz Marklund will already know this book, but if you like Scandinavian crime drama likely you will enjoy this book as well. Read more
Published 13 months ago by David, Edinburgh
5.0 out of 5 stars LIZ 'S BOOKS
ANY BOOK BY THIS LADY IS SUPERBLY WRITTEN.

WITH EMPATHY AND A FEMININE TOUCH. NOT AS
CRUEL AS MOST MEN WRITERS.
SHE IS WONDERFUL
Published 15 months ago by Klaus A. Irrgang
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling stuff!
Believable characters, intriguing plot, and smooth fluent writing that moves the excellent story on in fine style. Read more
Published 16 months ago by jazzkate
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - ticks all the boxes for a good crime thriller.
There is much to recommend this crime thriller set in Stockholm.

First of all, the author, Liza Marklund, brings to the story an in depth knowledge of journalism and the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Scholastica
4.0 out of 5 stars getting better each time
Begining to really enjoy this series now , refreshing to be out of the police station and into being a journalist . Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2012 by cartoon
2.0 out of 5 stars Left me as cold as a Swedish winger
I sometimes wonder if we lose meanings in the translation of these Nordic novels as for me there is something not quite right here. Read more
Published on 16 April 2012 by Betsy
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent first in the serie
I had previously read 'Red Wolf' by Lisa Marklund and did not like it much but enough to give the author another try with the first in the serie. Read more
Published on 13 Mar 2012 by Ann Fairweather
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent: Fresh and captivating
This is the first Liza Marklund novel that I have read, and it will not be the last. The telling of a criminal investigation from the perspective of a news journalist was fresh,... Read more
Published on 25 Jan 2012 by Clive
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