Third Voice by Cilla Börjlind

bookshelves: paper-read, published-2013, translation, spring-2015, sweden, series

Read from March 21 to April 05, 2015

Description: Samira is dead. She died last night. But now she is looking down over the roofs of Marseille. She remembers how he strangled her, how he bashed in her skull with an ashtray. How he cut off her head and buried her body in six different places. She hopes someone will find her…some day.Olivia Ronning is still struggling to come to terms with her brutal entry into the world. Cut from the womb of her murdered mother, with only seconds to spare, she is left with haunting dreams, brutal feelings and guilt. From now on she has resolved to rely solely on herself, and she will restyle herself Olivia Riviera – in homage to her dead mother. When Olivia’s friend Sandra Sahlmann discovers her father’s body hanging in the hall of their house, the police initially assume suicide. But something doesn’t sit right. Having veered away from her budding career as a police office, Olivia knows she should leave this alone – but she is just too close to this case, it’s personal now. Bengt Sahlmann’s suicide/murder lands on Mette Olsater’s desk. Tom Stilton is dragged into Samira’s murder, following a personal request from Abbas. And Olivia for her part can’t let Sandra’s questions go unanswered. The three investigations seem bound to cross paths. Will they all be able to put their former disagreements and personal demons aside and work together to solve their cases – and prevent further people from dying?

Opening: Barefoot, I stand looking down from the roof.

There was one strand left untied at the end of Spring Tide, that of the high class escort agency, and the woman who runs it, I suspect, may be the arch enemy thread running through this series.

Trivia:
Gram Parsons died at 26

The Säcken reef in the Koster Fjord in Sweden is that country’s last remaining cold-water coral reef and it is under a distinct threat of extinction.

5* Spring Tide
5* Third Voice

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