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by Mons Kallentoft

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ISBN: 1444721577
ISBN13: 978-1444721577
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Author: Mons Kallentoft
Language: English
Publisher: Hodder Paperback (2012)
ePUB size: 1144 kb
FB2 size: 1609 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 991
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Mons Kallentoft, author of this interesting Swedish police procedural and thriller, has a very existential bent. His characters are self-aware and the protagonist seems to be searching for her center, her true north star.

Malin Fors is a 34 year old police inspector working in Linkoping, Sweden, the city where she grew up. She has a 14 year old daughter named Tove who is her heart's love. She also remains attached to her ex, Janne, though they separated over ten years previously. She wonders often why their love was not enough to sustain their relationship and she still has strong feelings for him.

This is the hottest summer on record for Linkoping and people are so hot that they are lying prostrate from the heat. Some have even died as air conditioning is not common. In this hot city, a killer is loose, taking teen-aged girls and killing them. The bodies are cut and mutilated and once dead, the bodies are washed with bleach. So far, there are two bodies and one survivor. The survivor, Josefin Davidsson, remembers nothing of her experience so she is of no help to the police.

What are the connections between the kidnapped girls? What is the profile of the killer? Is it a woman or a man? These questions haunt Malin and her team as they spend their heat filled days searching for a killer who is likely a past victim of abuse himself. The investigation takes a strange turn when the lesbian community is investigated and becomes quite defensive.

While I enjoyed this thriller quite a bit, I felt that it moved too slowly for me. There is too much introspection and existential angst to make this a real page-turner. However, that is what makes this book stand out in its genre. It is a lot more than the usual Swedish noir.
I read the reviews of the first book in the series. I can pretty much confirm that all murder victims in all Malin Fors mysteries will be speaking, in italics, in all the books. The murderer also speaks in first person in little segments. If you like that sort of thing and sex related insane crimes, this is your book. The cops are a bit dim, but small time life comes alive. The writer can write some fiction, just not mysteries very well yet. This is somewhat similar to the first Dragon Tattoo (Larsen) book, but with even more weaknesses.

I was only able to finish it due to it being the only book on my Kindle.
Kallentoft's device, of voicing the thoughts and concerns of her victims, is original; while at the same time providing a loose structure to her novels. Malin Fors is joined by the usual cast of characters in solving a series of gruesome - in the very best Scandanavian tradition - murders while the city of Linköping suffers through an uncomfortable heat wave. Kallentoft has woven together the crimes 'out there' with Fors's concerns for her daughter, who becomes more involved...
This author really does have the ability to dwell on his subject so that nothing is lost from the original storyline. I find Mons Kallentoft able to get the troubles that a country with socialist leanings across with his writings. If you are am American, more needs to be read from these countries so that you are able to understand the dynamics or a society like this.
Havent heard a lot of Mons Kallentoft and that's a shame. Excellent writer. Summer Death was well written with great, well drawn characters and plot. Will definitely read his other books.
The second Detective Malin Fors novel by Mons Kallentoft, Swedish writer. Set in a provincial Swedish town in high summer, mid heatwave.A teenage girl is found dazed, raped and naked in a park. Then another is missing. It's a race against time to find out what's going on. I liked this novel more than the first. For starters it's closer to the Australian climate and slightly amusing therefore that it's considered so unbearably hot.
But this is a country more known for the cold and Malin returns in top form. Here, 14 year old girls are in danger and her daughter just happens to be 14. The painstaking detective work seems to lead nowhere. When there is finally a break in the case the pace speeds up and it can't be put down. The fact that it;s not a simple plot structure makes it infinitely more interesting.
Likable detective inspector Malin keeps this book interesting. But there are many voices in this book and sometimes it's hard to distinguish between the many characters speaking to us, including the dead girls ,the murderer, and the narrator. The author is good at describing the characters in the police department and we root for them all. The ending is quite suspenseful and well written.
This is the first time I have said enough is enough and shut down a book.
I have read hundred and hundred of books and I can usually hang in and finish.
Some of the kindle cheapies have been a challenge but this one beat me.
The never ending waffle about heat waves...fires (nothing to do with the story line)
Thoughts about the ex and daughter holidaying in Bali!!! Could not work out what tense it was supposed to be in. How much to drink
Where to go for a drink. Thoughts of personal life..excersising and on and on ... The actual story could
Probably been completed in 20% of the book. I bailed at 63% that was a marathon!!