Monday, 30 September 2013

CRIME REVIEW: The Long Shadow - Liza Marklund

Release Date: 12/09/13
Publisher:  Corgi


A violent robbery has killed an entire family on the Costa Del Sol. Annika Bengtzon is assigned to cover the story for the Evening Post. But when she arrives in Spain she discovers there was a third child - a teenage daughter - who is unaccounted for. Annika makes it her mission to find the missing girl. But as she delves into the mystery she becomes embroiled in a far darker side of Spanish life than she'd envisioned, as she begins to piece together a terrifying story of violence, abuse and murder.


Liza is an author that I love to spend time with, I love the way she brings the crimes to the fore and whilst this one is set in the sunnier climes of Spain her dark touch works wonders to bring the darker, seedier side of life to the fore. As with her other books the pace is a delight to sit down with, the prose cracking and when added to her own unique writing style that readers can identify quickly all round makes this something special.

All round a great read and a great way to spend a few days. Magic.

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