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Publisher's Summary

From an award-winning author comes this disturbing, entrancing, beautifully crafted mystery set in northern Sweden. It's midsummer, when the light lingers through dawn as the long winter finally ends. In this magical time, a brutal killer strikes, and the murder of a female priest sends shock waves through the community. Though she has no cause to get involved, attorney Rebecka Martinsson cannot help herself. And the further she is drawn into a mystery that will soon claim another victim, the more the dead woman's world consumes her - a world of hurt and healing, sin and sexuality, and above all, of lethal sacrifice.
Translated by Marlaine Delargy.
©2004 Asa Larsson, translation copyright 2007 The Bantam Dell Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A virtuoso mood piece that works endless changes on its unforgiving landscape." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Fans of Henning Mankell, Karin Fossum, and Arnaldur Indridason will be rewarded." (Publishers Weekly)
"Larsson...delivers plenty of suspense, but her real gift lies in her ability to climb inside the minds of her characters, analyzing their motivations for doing damage and good." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 01-06-10

Could not stop listening

This book ranks up there with Stig Larsson, Henning Mankill and Per Wahloo. I felt like I was experiencing what life might be like in Ms Larsson's village in northern Sweden. I hope Audible will offer Ms. Larsson's second book soon.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anna on 11-14-11

Interesting narrative, terrible narrator

Not the Asa Larsson's best work but still enjoyable if it weren't for the narrator. This narrator only has two character voices: whiny teenager (even when the characters are elderly) and apathetic monotone. The most annoying thing, however, is the strong American accent, especially when she is trying to imitate a "rural" accent. I certainly don't expect a Swedish accent but a more neutral accent would have been better than and imitation of the US deep south.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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