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The tiny Swedish island of Sandhamn has always been a haven for lawyer Nora Linde. With trouble brewing in her marriage, she finds its comforts more welcome than ever, even in the depths of winter. That is, until her two young sons trip across a severed arm in the woods.
The boys' gruesome discovery will once again connect Nora with her childhood friend Thomas Andreasson, now a local police detective. When the limb is identified as belonging to a twenty-year-old woman who disappeared without a trace months earlier, what had been a missing persons case takes on a whole new urgency.
Nora and Thomas delve deeply into the woman's final hours, each of them wrestling not only with the case but with the private demons it awakens in them. As they do, they'll find themselves drawn into the history of Sandhamn and the tensions that have been simmering just below the surface for more than a hundred years.
©2010 Viveca Sten (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 Marlaine Delargy.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 07-05-18

Series Bogs Down

On the up side the narrator has really improved from the choppy robotic quality of the earlier books. Dawe is even able to do different voices for the characters now. This make it much better for listening.

On the other hand I think I'm giving up on this series. It has become too plodding and on the edge of tedious for me. I hated all the graphic child abuse depicted in the flashback chapters. Then if you add in the odd and abrupt cliffhanger ending the whole thing just lost me.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sandybee on 06-20-17

book 3 as good as first 2!

the story was well put together and naration was amazing......i couldn't stop listening! Can't wait for the next book!

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4 out of 5 stars
By jpatrickp on 11-13-17

Great novel; sad story

Great storytelling. I really like the central characters in the Sandham novels, and the island really comes alive. However the tale of domestic violence and its intergenerational consequences was gut-wrenching. Hoping the next one isn't so sad...

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