Sun Storm (Rebecka Martinsson Series #1)

Sun Storm (Rebecka Martinsson Series #1)

by Asa Larsson
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Sun Storm (Rebecka Martinsson Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this book is a translation making some of the character names difficult to recognize or pronounce, this story is mesmerizing. I love the description of the geography it is so beautiful in my mind. I like the characters the author creates and that they are so flawed. I am quite taken with the fact that the lead detective is described in such an unflattering way and yet I find the woman to be strong, smart and endearing-I really like her. Kudos to the author for not making all characters beautiful, big busted, long-legged women. It is nice to see accomplished women who aren't overtly demonstrative in their strength, but who are still powerful. I loved the christian setting - the church and pastors and religiosity of the book. As a suspense reader I was taken from beginning to end with this book. Please do read it!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Meijer and Ditzinger tax attorney Rebecka Martinsson hears on the news that Viktor ¿the paradise Boy¿ Strandgard died in The Source of All Our Strength Church in her hometown of Kiruna, Sweden. Though pale as a ghost when hearing the news, Rebecka thinks of the irony of the locale before his sister Sanna calls to plead with her to come home. She is the prime suspect in the murder of her brother having found his corpse. Though she should say no as she has written on her legal pad, Rebecka reluctantly comes home for the first time in years as Sanna pleads with her once best friend to help her.----- Assistant Chief Prosecutor Carl von Post demands a fast investigation as he will gladly hang Sanna on shaky evidence. Inspector Anna-Maria Mella and Detective Sven-Erik Stalnacke head the inquiry into the ¿slaughterhouse¿ killing of Viktor that makes the motive seem personal. As Rebecka comes home to ¿defend¿ Sanna though that is not her expertise by a long shot, the investigation takes several twists into religious zealousness but all roads lead back to the victim¿s sister.---- SUN STORM is a terrific translation of a delightful Swedish police procedural legal thriller. The story line moves forward on both sub-genres' paths in a sort of DNA helix twisting plot. Rebecka is a fabulous protagonist and the two cops remain professional in spite of pressure. Though the afterward of giving birth seems unnecessary Fargo style would have been better that minor cute ending aside, Asa Larsson provides a super tale set in the stark frozen yet beautiful land of the Aurora Borealis.----- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book. It takes you deeply inside the characters that you can't stop reading . Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stayed up late to finish this book. It wasn't the best Scandinavian mystery I've read but did keep me guessing. I had a hard time keeping the various characters straight as there are quite a few and the names aren't easy for English speakers. Saying that, Larsson does a fine job involving the reader in the lives of the people and in the cold, snowy locale. It was good to have a strong, resilient female lead. I will look for the continued adventures of Rebecka.
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The story was pretty well written but the authors from this country sure seem to like graphic violence.
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You'll find this series enjoyable if you like the Stieg Larssen series, but the stories are not as graphic in detail. Rebecka and Anna-Maria make a fine crime-solving team.
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"Your welcome." He says softly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She gets an orga.sm and he Leaves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey!!!! U r cute.