Tuesday, 25 October 2016

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Annika Bengizon 11: The Final Word - Liza Marklund

Release Date: 02/06/16
Publisher: Corgi


Annika Bengtzon has spent her career telling stories that need to be heard.

As a journalist, she’s always been at the front line of criminal reporting, alongside the investigating officers. And now a court case that she’s been reporting on – the savage murder of a homeless man – has begun to attract a lot of attention. With the stakes rising by the day, Annika is once again flung to the heart of a complex case.

But nagging at the back of her mind is her sister’s mysterious absence. After a series of anxious text messages, she’s not heard another word. In the midst of a tense public situation, Annika’s own complicated past looks set to rear its head.

Some voices refuse to be silenced.


Liza is a woman who doesn't pull punches in her writing, giving her stories dark paths to tread that are not only physically hard to treat but also psychologically disturbing, dealing with subject matter within that will leave many readers with chills.

The story is well written, the prose sharp and for me what really gives this book the edge over a lot of other titles out there at the moment is the frank honesty and manner in which Liza deals with violence towards women. Some may not make it through be book because of this so I say it as a warning ahead of schedule.

Add to this a principle character who whilst on her 11th outing still feels like a person I want to spend time with makes this authors series a must read every time a new title is released.

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