“We Know You Remember” by Tove Alsterdal – Book Review

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First e book within the Excessive Coast sequence that includes Swedish policewoman Eira Sjödin.
Translated by Alice Menzies.

Winner of the Glass Key Award for Greatest Nordic Thriller Novel • Greatest Swedish Thriller Novel of the 12 months • Shortlisted for Greatest Swedish E book of the 12 months •

Think about… you’re solely fourteen years outdated and you’re accused of a horrible crime. Consequently, your mother and father flip their backs on you, the group sees you as a monster, you’re despatched to a youth detention middle. However you do not bear in mind having dedicated the crime! The authorities do not imagine you. They preserve saying “We all know you bear in mind“.

If I take one factor away from this fantastically written crime novel, it will be the sense of place. Truthfully, I felt like I used to be in Sweden studying it – such have been the immersive descriptions and basic temper.

The characters have been compelling of their authenticity. The policewoman, Eira Sjödin, hails from the realm the place the crime came about all these years in the past and her native data proves invaluable. She was an fascinating lady with a multilayered character. She labored in Stockholm till she realized that her mom’s dementia had progressed to such an extent that she mustn’t dwell alone. Now she divides her days between caring for her mom and dealing for the police. The age-old dilemma of being torn between personal {and professional} life – and she or he is ready aside. She is extraordinarily lonely, however her household life prevents her from having a social life after work. She is bent over by the burden of her obligations. I have not cherished a protagonist a lot since Manon Bradshaw of Susie Steiner’s novels.The plot consists of present murders and historic chilly instances. Police forces are small for such a big rural space. The police depend on the assistance of native patrols made up of volunteers to report any uncommon circumstances or actions.

Usually, Eira works on the beat in Angermanland, however on this e book, she’s seconded to assist with the homicide investigation by Violent crime detective, Georg Georgsson, aka GG.

The sluggish however regular tempo of the e book revealed the multi-layered and complex plot the identical manner you’ll delicately peel again the layers of an onion.

The ending may not go well with all readers because it was fairly abrupt and did not deal with the entire many strings that might signify a “tight” conclusion. It was, nonetheless, life like and the right transition to the second novel within the sequence”You will never be foundwhich I am unable to wait to learn. Extremely advisable for lovers of police procedurals and nordic noir.

This evaluate was voluntarily written and my ranking was by no means influenced by the truth that I obtained a free digital copy of this novel from harpist by way of NetGalley.

ISBN: 9780063115064 – A SIN: B08RDWJGQB368pages

Posted on September 28, 2021 (this title is from my NetGalley backlist)

Tove Alsterdal (1960) is certainly one of Sweden’s most famed thriller writers. She has written six critically acclaimed thrillers and received literary prizes in Sweden and France.

Tove Alsterdal debuted in 2009 with The Forgotten Useless and has since written 5 critically acclaimed unbiased novels. Alsterdal’s second novel, Buried in silence, was shortlisted for the Greatest Thriller Novel of the 12 months award in 2012, an award she received in 2014 for The lacking. It was adopted by Don’t flip round in 2016 And Erasure in 2019 – each grew to become nationwide bestsellers.

Within the fall of 2020, Alsterdal has launched a basic procedural crime sequence for the primary time starring investigator Eira Sjödin and situated within the lovely Excessive Coast area of northeast Sweden. The primary e book, We all know you bear in mindwas printed in October 2020 and in November of the identical 12 months it was named the most effective Swedish crime novel of the 12 months.

In August 2021, Alsterdal received the distinguished Glass Key Award – the prize for the most effective Nordic crime novel of the 12 months, for We all know you bear in mind.

The second e book within the Excessive Coast sequence, You’ll by no means be discoveredwas launched within the fall of 2021.

Tove Alsterdal was born in Malmö in 1960 and grew up in northern Sweden and in Jakobsberg outdoors Stockholm. Throughout her youthful years, she labored as a nurse’s aide on the psychiatric hospital in Beckoberga, a spot she portrayed in her novels. Prior to creating a profession as a thriller author, Alsterdal labored as a journalist and playwright for over twenty years.Alice Menzies holds a Grasp of Arts in Translation Concept and Observe from College School London, specializing in Scandinavian languages. She has translated books by Fredrik Bachman and Katarina Bivald, amongst others. She lives in London.

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