Quicksand

Quicksand

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ISBN-13: 9781590519479
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 83,343
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Malin Persson Giolito was born in Stockholm in 1969 and grew up in Djursholm, Sweden. She holds a degree in law from Uppsala University and has worked as a lawyer for the biggest law firm in the Nordic region and as an official for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Now a full-time writer, she has written four novels including Quicksand, her English-language debut. Persson Giolito lives with her husband and three daughters in Brussels.

Rachel Willson-Broyles majored in Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and received her BA there in 2002. She started translating while a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a PhD in Scandinavian Studies in 2013. Willson-Broyles lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Quicksand 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put the book down. Good character development.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to hear that I won this book from Book Reporter. It was an amazing read. An accounting of Maja who was the girlfriend of a high school student (Sebastian) who was the main shooter involved in a school shooting. As Sebastian's girlfriend, Maja was considered his accomplice. She was suspected of killing Amanda (her best friend) and Sebastian. The book tells of the relationship between Maja and Sebastian and Maja and Amanda prior to the school shooting. It is an in depth story of how much Sebastian changed over the time that Maja and him spent together. Maja really expresses all of her feelings about Sebastian, the shooting, Amanda, her time in jail, her lawyers, the judges, her parents, her classmates, Sebastian's dad and the prosecutor. I found it to be an amazing read and sped through the book very easily. I really felt sorry for Maja as I felt that she had to do things that she really didn't have to do. The responsibility that she was put under was way too much for someone her age. I would like to thank Book Reporter for pulling my name out of the hat and allowing me to read this outstanding book. I would definitely recommend it.
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SmithFamilyInEngland More than 1 year ago
I was quite excited to have won this in the Goodreads Giveaways as it looked very intriguing since it was dubbed as Sweden's best crime novel of 2016. However, I've decided (disappointingly) not to finish it as I just can't get into it even though I've made it to page 122. I could quite possibly be in the minority looking at reviews of this book, but I found it to be very slow and repetitive and just didn't go anywhere. The premise of the book sounds great, and I was hooked at the prologue but that's about all I can say good about it. Of course this is just my opinion - if you like courtroom dramas with lots of very descriptive first person narrative then you should love this - I may or may not return to it one day, but there's too many more books to be read to continue with a book I'm struggling with.
Thebooktrail-com More than 1 year ago
A powerful read. Gets in your head, messes with your head and then leaves you reeling. I wasn’t sure I was going to like this from the premise if I’m honest as often courtroom dramas can be a little dry. This wasn’t – it was pull and push and a short sharp stop and then we were off again. Being inside that girl’s head was not an easy experience but it’s a good writer who can make me uncomfortable but make me not want to stop reading at the same time. I’ve not really read such an intense book before – but intense in a good way – in that way it never lets up . It’s a heck of an experience to go through and boy do these characters put you through a journey. There’s no locations in the booktrail sense unless the inside of a courtroom is your thing and they are rather nice in Stockholm at least from the outside! I’ve only been inside one once, and I swear as I was finishing this one night in bed, the silence has never seemed so loud. The moment the gavel dropped on the verdict? I’m not surprised this was popular in Sweden. Scandi Noir just got that little bit more disturbing. Did I think this was a grab by the throat, punch in the gut kind of read? Skyldig (Guilty)