My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is originally a Swedish book and although it has been translated to English very well, I had some troubles keeping characters straight because of the names. But, I generally have a problem keeping characters straight which is one of the reasons I don’t read a lot of fiction. But this book was really enjoyable. At times, I felt like it moved slow but really, I was so enthralled, I was constantly waiting to find out more and hear more about the characters. I just couldn’t consume it fast enough. There were several story lines that intermingled throughout and eventually combined. The book does a good job of finishing each story by the end of the book but you are left wanting more, wanting to know what the next book will have, and thankfully there are two more books in this series. I can’t wait to get the next one.
There was an overall theme carried in the book, that is both obvious and oblivious; at least it was oblivious to me while reading it and then became blatantly apparent when I finished.