This is the third book I have read in the Mari Jungstedt's series that take place on the beautiful island, Gotland, off the coast of Stockholm. They all involve DCI Anders Knutas and his police team. Also, involved is Johan Berg, a television journalist, and his photographer/videographer, Pia.
The season finally calmed, and then one day, Anders is called about the gruesome murder of a local art gallery owner, Egon Wallin. As the clues start to pile up and every stone unturned it is beginning to look like one secret after another is uncovered. The world of art thieves, and the world of homosexuality are laid bare. Several valuable artifacts and pictures are stolen. It becomes difficult for Anders to find any real close connection until another person is murdered and the circumstances seem to blend the two worlds. In the meanwhile, Johan and his lover, Emma have become parents to a beautiful little girl, Elin. They have plans to marry until an unforeseen tragedy occurs.
Anders life with his wife and children seem much more settled than ever before. Things seem to be alright with the world, and, then, Anders closest detective tells him she is going to resign. Anders life would not be the same without Jacobssen, and he offers her a new position that might alter the team.
This novel may be one of the best in the series written by Mari Jungstedt. The theme, the murders, the art world and the world of the Gay life seem to all concur at the right time, in the right manner. A wonderfully constructed novel, filled with suspense and the workings of the everyday life.
The main characters are realistic and are very likable. The action is fast paced with a superb ending. One of the best!
Recommended. prisrob 07-23-13