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Publisher's Summary

On the west coast of Sweden, in Skärhamn on Tjörn, Chief Inspector Greger Thulin thinks he lives at an idyllic spot. But even the most beautiful painting can have a faulty stroke of the brush. Hiding behind the walls of Bleket School, are bullying and drug addicted students. Homeroom teacher, Jonas Blomgren, lives on Rönnvägen. Amanda Durén and Belinda Wallin are pupils in his class. Amanda wears designer clothes, spreads money around and lives in a mansion, while Belinda's family is grateful if there's enough money to cover their basic needs. Belinda's mother, Margit Wallin, has a bad feeling about her daughter's teacher. Could he be following Belinda, and if so, why?
At the same time love is in the air between some of the detectives.
When the first murder victim shows up on Lyckebacken in Skärhamn, Greger Thulin is convinced that it won't take long for them to find the murderer, but starts to get discouraged when the investigation drags on. Inspector Katarina Linde and Forensic Detective Charlotte Engman are called in and try to put the pieces of the puzzle together from the clues they manage to find. It turns out the victim had an apartment on Eklandagatan in Gothenburg. What was he doing there? Soon Katarina starts to suspect that behind the victim's family façade, is a man who may be capable of even more than beating his wife. Greger Thulin is forced to ask the unavoidable question; has the peace and quiet of Skärhamn been put in a backpack, thrown on board a boat, and been transported out to sea?
©2014 Ramona Fransson (P)2016 anomaR Förlag AB
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2 out of 5 stars
By Silvia Leis on 08-25-16

Not so good

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story is ok, not brilliant but decent so I can't complain about that.

Would you recommend Murder in Skarhamn to your friends? Why or why not?

I'd probably not recommend it since the story is only passable and the narration is abysmal.

Would you be willing to try another one of Judith Bourque’s performances?

No. This narrator is not good. No intonations for different characters, distracting breaths during the reading and awkward phrases in the translation. Because of the flat read, you need to repeat sections to remember who was speaking. Clearly the reader is not an actor.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No way. I'd sit in the parking lot and play Pokemon Go instead.

Any additional comments?

It's cheap for a reason. Skip it and find something better.

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