Friday, 14 August 2015

Meet Me in Malmö by Torquil Macleod

Meet Me in Malmö
By Torquil Macleod
Published by McNidder & Grace (23 July 2015)
ISBN: 978-0857161147

Publisher's description
A British journalist is invited to Malmö to interview an old university friend who is now one of Sweden s leading film directors. When he discovers the directors glamorous film star wife dead in her apartment, the Skåne County Police are called in to solve the high-profile case. Among the investigating team is Inspector Anita Sundström, who soon finds the list of suspects growing. As Anita battles to discover the answers amid the antagonism of some of her colleagues, she even begins to think that the person she is becoming attracted to could be the murderer. This is the first in a series of the best-selling crime mysteries featuring Inspector Anita Sundström.

My verdict
Meet Me in Malmö is a Scandinavian crime novel set in both Sweden and England. I loved reading about the differences between the Swedish and British cultures. The fact that the narrator was seeing Sweden for the first time as a tourist enabled the author to slip facts in here and there.

The book is easy to read and tightly written, with so many twists and turns that completely took me by surprise. The ending was a complete shocker though and I feel that I should read the book again to see if I missed anything - or if the author just added that on at the last moment.

Yet despite the ending, I would still say this is a great read, and I certainly didn't feel short-changed. I will be reading the next book shortly.

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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