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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, bad translation, 12 April 2011
This review is from: Detective Inspector Huss (Paperback)
A first rate police procedural, which tries to stay as close to gritty realism as the need to entertain allows.
A well developed, multi threaded, plot moves along well, and I thought that the characterisation was pretty good. It is really refreshing, for the heroine to be happily married, respected by her colleagues and boss, and keen to be a good team member, rather than the usual stereotypes. Irene Huss comes across as a real human being rather than a cartoon.
I haven't given the book five stars, because of the truly dreadful translation. It is taken too literally, so that there is a lot of Swedish cadence and structure, translated word for word into what appears to be 1970s American English. The book deserves better, and the fact that it is still a very satisfying read says a lot for the strength of the original work by Helene Tursten.
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