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An international literary sensation and winner of Swedens Best First Crime Novel Award, Sun Storm opens with a chilling scene: the mutilated body of a man lies on the floor of a rural church; through the windows, the Aurora Borealis twists in the night sky, evoking the image of a dragon. As life slips away from Viktor, he remembers the first time he died, years ago, when he was just a child.

From these compelling beginnings, Asa Larsson spins an intense and shocking mystery. Racing to solve the crime is Rebecka Martinsson, a Stockholm attorney with painful ties to Viktors church. But to find the real killer, Rebecka must face her brutal past and confront the religious leaders who betrayed her trust.

With rapid-fire pacing, Sun Storm raises provocative questions about power, faith, and justice. The questions and discussion topics that follow are designed to enhance your reading of Asa Larssons Sun Storm. We hope they enrich your experience of this haunting thriller.

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Larsson, Asa
Delargy, Marlaine
Suspense fiction
Popular Fiction-Suspense
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Product details 336 pages Delta - English 9780385340786 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of Larsson's solid procedural debut, neurotic, troubled Sanna Strandgrd discovers the brutally butchered body of her brother, Viktor, on the floor of the church he founded in Kiruna, a provincial town in the north of Sweden. Sanna turns to her childhood friend, Rebecka Martinsson, a tax attorney in Stockholm, for emotional support and legal assistance when Sanna is charged with her brother's murder. While the local police investigate, led by refreshingly down-to-earth Insp. Anna-Maria Mella, Martinsson starts digging into the case as well as her own past connection with the victim and his church. Potential motives for Strandgrd's murder range from the church's business dealings to sexual intrigue, but the focus is on Martinsson's anger and frustration at being sucked back into her own past. The story builds to a thrillerlike ending, though Larsson introduces far more characters than she needs or can handle. The book won Sweden's Best First Crime Novel award." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Larsson depicts her characters with mordant wit and describes their village with richly atmospheric details. A flurry of clues, however, fails to conceal familiar, uncomplicated and predictable plotting."
"Review" by , "Impressive....[A] sure-handed thriller from a talented first novelist."
"Review" by , "For those who eschew exotic travel in favor of the familiar hammock, there's nothing better than a well-written and well-translated story from some place you'll probably never visit. Sun Storm is that story and more."
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