My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So it’s back to the beginning as I managed to read the third in the series first. Although looking on-line this may not be the first novel as there are a series of titles that have not been translated from Swedish. In many ways the central character is disconnected from day to day life. He has a testy relationship with his parents, and his sister. He has a comfortable relationship with his girlfriend albeit at a distance. The story has two parts as it takes place in Sweden and United Kingdom.
There is a killer who commits horrific crimes and poses the corpses. This is familiar fare to those who read crime fiction regularly. I fear that the world of crime fiction has an overabundance of serial killers. The twist on this story is that the crimes take place in two countries so there is a compare and contrast between the styles of investigations.
I wish I had read in order as I am now going to tackle the second novel. I do like order and that involves a logical progression. Overall I have enjoyed the novel as I seem to with so much Scandinavian crime fiction.