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A family man is murdered on the island of Gotland and Karin Jacobsson, Anders Knutas' intuitive assistant, is called in to lead the investigation. - (Baker & Taylor)

A painful past is woven into the crime investigation of the murder of a family man on picturesque island Gotland.
- (Perseus Publishing)

"One of Scandinavia's best crime writers"—The London Times

While vacationing on the Swedish island Gotland, a young father of two is shot on the beach while jogging. Assistant commissioner Karin Jacobsson, who must lead the investigation while Anders Knutas is on vacation, is at a loss until another horrific crime is committed. Mari Jungstedt successfully combines a thrilling, raw crime novel with a multilayered relational drama.

- (Perseus Publishing)

Author Biography

Mari Jungstedt has previously worked as a reporter on Swedish national public radio and television. She also had a brief career as a fashion model in New York City. Her novels featuring Superintendent Anders Knutas and the journalist Johan Berg are set on the island of Gotland, where Jungstedt resides during the summer months. Six titles have been the basis for Swedish movies. Mari Jungstedt lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and has two children.
- (Perseus Publishing)

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In her fifth Anders Knutas procedural (following Killer's Art, 2013), Jungstedt once again explores life on the remote islands of Sweden's Gotland province. Due to an all-too-rare vacation for the superintendent, Deputy Detective Karin Jacobsson is in charge when construction manager Peter Bovide is murdered at a seaside campsite. The victim is a faithful husband and father of two young children, and there's nothing on the surface to explain why someone would want to fire a round of bullets into his abdomen. Could he have gotten on the wrong side of the undocumented workers he'd been hiring from the Baltics? Jacobsson ably organizes her colleagues on the police force, while trying to constrain recurring character journalist Johan Berg. Short chapters chronicling the investigation are interspersed with the parallel story of German sisters who, as teenagers, visited Sweden's remote Gotska Sandön Island in 1985. Sadly, only one sister left the island alive. Another solid addition to the growing canon of Swedish crime drama, in the grand tradition of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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