The Conductor from Saint Petersburg

The Conductor from Saint Petersburg takes place in Moscow in the early 2000s and two Swedes are at the center of the story. First we have Tom Blixen, an investment banker at Pioneer Capital, whose assignment is to help the … Continue reading

Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp

I stumbled on Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp by chance. If I had known the novel was self-published I may have been a bit skeptical, but that would have been completely unfounded, because this debut novel captures the reader … Continue reading

Status 12 by Martin Melin

Martin Melin has been a policeman for 22 years, but he is mostly known as the world’s first winner of Survivor (or Expedition Robinson as the Swedish TV show was called) and the crime writer Camilla Läckberg’s ex-husband. It is … Continue reading

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis

The Title Says It All I do not like when a book’s title is disconnected from the story but that is definitely not the case here. The Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg is asked to pick up the contents … Continue reading

Never Go Back by Lee Child

“You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.” In Never Go Back, Jack Reacher goes back to the D.C. area to meet Major Susan Turner, the new commanding officer for the Military Police unit he was once … Continue reading

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

”Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn’t been seen in public since 1971. To his fans he is an enigma. To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy. To Ashley he was a father.” Did she jump or was she pushed? … Continue reading

Means to an End by Elizabeth Romero

Means to an end is the first novel by Elizabeth Romero. We get to follow seventeen-year-old Asbhy Devereaux, who lives in North Carolina with her drug addicted mother and abusive stepfather. After years of sexual molestation, she finally takes care … Continue reading