The Second Deadly Sin

The Second Deadly Sin

Book - 2014
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Asa Larsson 's Rebecka Martinsson series was included on a list of Top Mysteries Every Woman Should Read by Oprah Winfrey, who called Rebecka Martinsson a "brilliant, believable" female detective. Now in The Second Deadly Sin Rebecka Martinsson's courage to the test once more in her most twisted and unpredictable case yet.
After successfully tracking down and killing a rogue bear in the wilderness of northern Sweden, a group of hunters is shaken by a grisly discovery when they dress the bear carcass: human remains in the stomach. Far away in the remote village of Kurravaara, an elderly woman is found murdered with frenzied brutality, crude abuse scrawled above her bloodied bed. Her young grandson, known to live with her, is nowhere to be found.
Only Kiruna prosecutor Rebecka Martinsson sees a connection between the two events, but thanks to the machinations of a jealous rival, she is dropped from the case. Continuing to pursue answers in an unofficial capacity, and with the reluctant assistance of her friend and police inspector Anna-Maria Mella, Rebecka stands alone against a ruthless killer. At the root of it all is a horrifying, century-old crime, the tendrils of which continue to hold the small community in their grip.
Publisher: New York : MacLehose Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781623651398
Branch Call Number: MF LARSSON
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Laurie 1938-- Translator


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Jul 04, 2018

If you have a dog, do not read this book. The killing of Vera is unnecessary and senseless.

Jan 28, 2018

Great story and plot.
The translation is terrible though. A lot of idioms were literally translated from Swedish and don't make sense in English. Too bad, as that takes away a lot of the enjoyment.

Jun 22, 2016

Very good Swedish mystery that is well translated.

Mar 13, 2016

Well written story about murder and mayhem in North Sweden. I could not put it down, definitely a recommend.

Jan 05, 2015

A unique transition between past and current relationships of families, to murders, along with forensics science of today tying both very intriguing story lines. Creative in keeping several characters, time periods, and plots relative.


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