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Adequate, but no more,
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The first novel by any writer must be the hardest. I felt that Mari Jungstedt was feeling her way with this work. The writing often appeared flat and unconvincing, with the characterisation limited. I couldn't get any sense of what Knutas looked like, although it was nice to find a detective with a settled family life and no taste for opera. I worked out the how and why of the murders long before the end, which was rather cliched anyway. The resolution was rushed as well.
However, I did a get a real sense of place, there are definite opportunities for character and relationships to develope and I got the feeling that the writer can and will do better.
Overall, a good effort by a beginner with just enough promise to justify reading further, but only if she improves on this apprentice work.