1st in the Rebecka Martinsson series, tax attorney, Sweden
Mystery Lovers Review:
A young Swedish attorney is summoned to her home town in this absorbing novel. Complex characters and the setting in the dark and frigid northern winter distinguish this tale. Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she’ d left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm attorney, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically murdered in the revivalist church his charisma helped create. Beautiful and fragile, Sanna needs someone like Rebecka to remove the shadow of guilt that is engulfing her, to forestall an ambitious prosecutor and a dogged policewoman. But to help her friend, and to find the real killer of a man she once adored and is now not sure she ever knew, Rebecka must relive the darkness she left behind in Kiruna, delve into a sordid conspiracy of deceit, and confront a killer whose motives are dark, wrenching, and impossible to guess.