I am a great fan of Asa Larsson's work and The Second Deadly Sin certainly does not disappoint. Larsson develops her characters so the reader gets a good feel for their personality. There is plenty of action to keep the reader involved. Larsson has a great ability to set the scene which gives the story atmosphere and, at the same time, gives a look into life in a small Swedish town. Add to all of this the politics of the police and the ineptness of a defense attorney who nearly botches the case. Although this is a stand alone mystery, I would recommend beginning with the first Rebecka Martinsson book to get a feel for how she's evolved over the several books in the series.
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