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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (979 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Håkan Nesser Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781611742701
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The brutally murdered body of a young girl is found near the camp of a secretive religious sect. The sect members refuse to talk. Swedish Inspector Van Veeteren is angered by the group's leader. What does he know, and why won't he talk? Fifth in the serie Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al Stoess | 2/18/2014

    " Dull and boring at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille Chidsey | 2/17/2014

    " I liked the story but you could tell the narrator was built around who the author imagined himself to be as a detective. It was a little boyish; The narrator/author was sexist and his interrogation methods focused on berating/screaming at the witnesses and victims. Pushing witnesses is one thing, but slamming your fist down on the table and yelling sarcastic remarks doesn't seem to be 1) effective 2) accurate police procedure 3) logical. Nesser made all of the detectives seem like overzealous schoolboys intent on proving their "manhood" by catching criminals and securing Freedom for All. But not before commenting on how a female child purity cult distracted him because it made him feel impotent. Oh, and that one victim -- She was really hot. Maybe he should go track her down first and see what she's up to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 2/14/2014

    " I thought this a very enjoyable book. I like the atmosphere created by the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clbplym | 2/10/2014

    " A different sort of detective to the usual. He decides to have a nice meal and glass of wine instead of rushing off to the next interview. Quite refreshing. 3 stars as I never had that 'I can't put this down' moment "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 2/2/2014

    " Reads compellingly,but from the beginning it was obvious the detective wasn't following the most important lead, resulting in a somewhat phony plot.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joella Tunnell | 1/16/2014

    " Swedish Police Chief Inspector Van Veeteren has his vacation postponed so he can solve the murder of 2 girls from a religious sect camp. The members of the camp choose to remain silent, even denying that the girls are missing, so he has his work cut out for him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Junying | 1/11/2014

    " Too slow for my liking - nearly gave up half way but persisted, as I did want to find out what happened. I much preferred Mind's Eye and Borkmman's Point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 12/10/2013

    " Well, finished the book -decent read; what I like about this author so far (having read 2 books) is how you really are surprised at who comitted the murders - good tie in at the end.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 11/4/2013

    " OK. Nesser is definitely on my list of favorites. No, he's not at the top, but he's working his way up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 10/23/2013

    " I enjoyed this new book from Hakan Nesser. I wouldn't call it as strong as the other I have read of his, but it was a 4 star read for me, but not a solid 4 star read. Normally, Nesser's books take off right from the start, but this one took a bit more time for me to get involved with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/2/2013

    " I probably would have liked this one *not* on audio more - it was fairly meditative, more than what translated well on audio. I kept getting distracted and needed to rewind a few spots. I'd like to read more from the series, though, so maybe it's more of 3.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lysergius | 8/24/2013

    " Not your run of the mill crime thriller. Confronted by a latter day religious sect apparently involved in the murder of two young girls the Inspector needs all his intuitive flair to unveil the murder and close the case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 3/23/2013

    " Another good book by Hakan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice Damick | 1/8/2013

    " A bit stilting to begin as it is translated from a Swedish author. A rather stark tale of mystery in the woods in Sweden. Readable once you get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 12/31/2012

    " I found this book to be quite boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edna | 11/27/2012

    " A bit of weak mystery story but I enjoyed the narrator's voice and the culprit was a surprise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Milly Cent | 11/15/2012

    " sigh - I was expecting to enjoy this book, but it was unfortunately underwhelming. I think I'll stick to Asa Larsson for my Swedish mystery fixes in future... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ffiamma | 9/20/2012

    " giallaccio svedese su una serie di fatti drammatici che ruotano intorno a una setta religiosa abbastanza terrificante. finale che delude un po', ma decentissima lettura da intrattenimento. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katrina Bergherm | 12/26/2011

    " Dull from beginning to end. I skimmed the majority of it and only finished it because I wanted to see "who did it". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Hanscom | 11/3/2011

    " Fine book, in the style of The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo or The Preacher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki L. | 10/10/2011

    " One of my favorite authors of Scandinavian crime fiction. Violence is downplayed. Some humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene Anne | 7/7/2011

    " This was an excellent read; entertaining to those who like crime fiction, and who enjoy getting to the dark side of seemingly placid, rural places. Written better than many crime-fiction novels, this is well worth it light fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 6/19/2011

    " Really disappointing and moves at a snails pace. Endless repetition of facts we know. Plodding and not a well crafted mystery. "

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About the Author

Håkan Nesser was awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Prize for new authors for Mind’s Eye; he received the best novel award in 1994 for Borkmann’s Point and in 1996 for Woman with Birthmark. In 1999 he was awarded the Crime Writers of Scandanavia’s Glass Key Award for the best crime novel of the year for Carambole. Nesser lives in Sweden and London.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.