I have a goal of reading one book per week. Join me on this journey as I share what I read! Have you read the book too? Feel free to share your comments.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Silenced by Kristina Ohlsson
Frederika Bergman is the protagonist in this Swedish mystery. She and her team attempt to solve the double murder of a professor who rallies around immigrant issues and refugees. The first chapter of this book had the most impact-an eerie, imagery filled narrative of the murder victims' daughter's rape, committed by a refugee whom the victim was helping. The rest of the book pales in comparison to the beginning. I was more and more disappointed as I read on, hoping that there would be an unanticipated turn of events, but in the end the author chose a conclusion that really did not tie in with the motives or characterization in the book. The critics compared Ohlsson to Jo Nesbo. I can see after starting a Nesbo book that Ohlsson really tries to emulate his style, but is unsuccessful.