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on 5 November 2013
A terrible story really, which started with really stilted and caricatural characters such as the Viola Kenneth duo. haven't met the likes of kenneth for a very long time, either in real life or in books! Then the mistress who's really a high class prostitute, such stereotypes! And the main protagonists, non credible. Honestly, do such people exist still? The plot became a bit better as the book went on, but the characters didn't improve much. I nearly gave up but somehow still wanted to know how it was all going to end...The Viola character at least found some feminist backbone eventually thank goodness but still...A real disappointment, but one can't always win, even with Scandi novels!
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on 13 August 2013
An OK holiday read - but oh what an over Americanised translation - I am a bi-lingual and do understand the need to stick to the cultural integrity but this translator needs to look up her translation theory.
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on 12 May 2016
Cheap book & an author new to me..always ready for a new Scandi noir experience. Sadly not very well written or plotted but will read the other novel in the series as I don't like to give up. Weak translation
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on 11 June 2015
Slow to start but does build into quite a good story no Mankell but none the less worth a read.
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on 9 November 2014
This has to be one of the worst books I have ever had the stupidity to read.
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on 11 August 2014
Not a bad tale, enjoyed this book!
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on 11 April 2015
pointless story full of errors
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on 29 September 2015
Didn't finish it!
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on 11 August 2015
A good read.
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on 8 January 2016
A good read
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