My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This the 9th in the series sees Van Veeteren more involved than the previous volume. This seems to be an unsolvable crime with the connection between the perpetrator and victim very tenuous. The intrepid Van Veeteren seems more content personally. The story traverses both hatred and revenge with something of surprise ending. Particularly to fans of the series who may find the conclusion unusual. I loathe to comment any more as I don’t want to spoil the ending.
There is a comfortable and familiar feel to this series and the next is a far as I can see the last.