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Critical Praise

"The brutal slaying of gambling addict Anders Ek, his wife, and his younger daughter propels this outstanding thriller debut... A well-integrated subplot involving a gang of terrifying boys and girls adds to the suspense. Readers will look forward to seeing more of Linna in what one hopes will be a long series."

Publishers Weekly, (starred review)

"The summer’s likeliest new Nordic hit."

The New York Times

"Stieg Larsson had a good feel for characters, but it’s his fellow Swede Kepler who has a direct line to a very dark place in the human soul."

—Lev Grossman, Time

"Belongs on every international crime fan’s reading list."