Monday, February 29, 2016

Review: Linda, As in the Linda Murder

Linda, As in the Linda Murder Linda, As in the Linda Murder by Leif G.W. Persson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Linda (as in the title) is a 20 year old police cadet who is found murdered in her mother's house. A team led by Detective Superintendent Bäckström is deployed from Stockholm to the town of Vaxjo to reinforce the investigating staff.

Evert Bäckström is not your typical police detective. Or maybe he is? He's lazy, he drinks, he takes advantage of his position, he even has his laundry charged to the Police Department. He loves no one, constantly thinks of women (he's an awful macho guy), and has no feelings for anyone or anything (except for Egon, his pet goldfish).

He does however, have a detective's instinct for solving cases, even if he wastes the government and the tax payers money requesting DNA samples from half the town. And he manages to recruit a very good investigating team, who will do all the hard work for him.

Although the characters and the story are very well written/described, the book as a whole dragged a bit. There are many diversions and maybe that is what made it a slow read. I just wanted the author to get to the point!

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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