It’s December in the quiet Swedish town of Kymlinge, and the Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate father Karl-Erik and eldest daughter Ebba’s joint landmark birthdays. But beneath the guise of happy festivities, tensions are running high, and it’s not long before the night takes a dark and unexpected turn . . .Before the weekend is over, two members of the Hermansson family are missing, and it’s up to Inspector Barbarotti – a detective who spends as much of his time debating the existence of God as he does solving cases – to determine exactly what has happened. And he soon discovers he’ll have to unravel a whole tangle of sinister family secrets in the process . . .
Finally putting up the review for this book! So sorry it took so long! I really enjoyed this book. It’s long but for me I didn’t mind that because the book had a great storyline. The book has been translated from Swedish. I personally really enjoy Swedish crime/thrillers. I think they always have a great thriller feel to them and are well written. My only issue with this book was the amount of characters. Sometimes the book could go on for chapters without us seeing certain characters. I felt that we missed out on certain characters feelings and when it came back to their point of view we’d missed a huge amount of their lives which I wasn’t a huge fan of. It felt like I couldn’t understand their feelings because so much was skipped. But other than that I loved this book! Would definitely recommend.