But he's no threat - he's dead. This is the story of a young boy who was teased, tormented, taunted and terrified when he was 6 years old and in preschool. A stately building surrounded by tall pines, round corners and white posts making it sound like a wonderful place for young children to spend their days. And who bludgeoned him to death? This is one of my pet peeves of the Nordic Noir genre and this book was a classic example of why. So take this review with a grain of salt or something. I finally gave up after the 4th hour. Teased by other children because you looked different or dressed differently? It's badly written, uninteresting, boring.
So she goes to her neighbor, Sven, who has a boat, and asks to borrow it. But he's no threat - he's dead. This works to a degree but the downside in that the plot lacks tension because it is hard to feel a great deal of sympathy with the victims. Were you ever bullied when you were a child? Penguin presents The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen, a sensational new crime writing talent from the same Swedish editorial team and publisher as Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. Haunted by these memories when Thomas catches sight of one of his childhood tormentors in the street he is taken by an impulse to follow the man and discover what hand life has dealt him.
Book Review I'm giving this 3 stars as opposed to 4 or 5 stars , but only because of two words in the entire novel that I feel are deliberate trickery by the author. The outcome to the story is somewhat unexpected and the author does well with her misdirection of the reader. Currently, of course, there are six volumes in the Hammarby series. Apparently I'm going to be the only one to say this, but, daaang, I felt ambivalent about these characters. The book opens with a scene from nearly forty years earlier involving a six-year-old boy, Thomas, being bullied terribly by his classmates.
Penguin presents The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen, a sensational new crime writing talent from the same Swedish editorial team and publisher as Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. A man is killed at the home of an elderly woman who finds his body on her return from hospital. The plot lines are not complicated and the twist at the end is a bit predictable. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. Forgotten in a dilapidated barn stands a bullet-riddled old car, and it looks as if the driver did not get out alive. To those familiar with Swedish politics, the thorny issues surrounding foster care, some 20,000 castrations of the ill-informed, social engineering that finds its way into Swedish laws see scathing 1982 memoir by the son of Alva Myrdal, a nobel peace winner and prominent Swedish politician , if not an overt concern in Sweden with population control. Author Carin Gerhardsen examines this very subject, in the context of pre-school bullying in Sweden, and its consequences in middle age.
In a short space of time, several bestial murders occur in central Stockholm. Thanks to and for sharing the galley with me to read. . Sorry to say, but even though, the synopsis was interesting, and had promise, the execution lacked in so many ways. By the end of this chapter we know the who, the how and they why and I have guessed the storyline. Quanto a lungo può attendere la vendetta? Were you picked on because you were shy? The investigation lacked any form of urgency and whilst I can applaud Sjöberg for sharing the burden of his children and still being devoted to his wife I doubt that is the reality for very few detectives.
The writing is crap, no depth, no intrigue, no wonder, no creepy factor. A few, however, linger behind, one of them being 6-year-old Thomas Karlsson, who quickly becomes the target for a brutal beating, even by preschooler-aged children standards and so begins the story. Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Candida Gubbins narrated this story well. The book opens in the 60s with some horrific schoolyard bullying by 6 year olds which their teacher blatantly ignores. But what do we know about the survivors of childhood bullying? The gruesome childhood scenes are horrible and one wonders how this is possible when we, for example, look at our own children and the schools they attend.
Connie and Petra Any additional comments? An innocent life had been taken, but the pact had been made. Every once in a while there's a slight error in translation -- nothing so garish as to confuse the meaning, just fun little instances of not being quite on target with an idiom of a grammatical convention -- not so many as to become annoying, though. Straight of the bat, we are faced just how horrible bullying is. Then one evening, by sheerest chance or fate , Thomas spots one of the preschool ringleaders, now a middle-aged, self-assured, business partner with a loving and devoted family. Her mathematical knowledge is visible in her novels, which contain advanced calculated intrigues.
Sometimes help and information come from strange sources. This mystery easily kept my attention throughout. There is a huge twist just 40 pages from the end. In this book the author explores the effects of bullying on young children. Then a friend of mine said that she's read it, and it was ok, the killer was not what we all thought. And discover they face a serial killer on a terrible vendetta. The pages turn themselves, right up the final startling twist' John Verdon Carin Gerhardsen was born in 1962 in Katrineholm, Sweden.
So okay, everyone loves this but me. Får se om jag fortsätter med nästa del i serien. But another dimension was the fact the apparently the very disturbing bullying scenes from pre-school are self-experienced by Carin Gerhardsen. Thank God, now I've finished it, I can move onto other, more fun books. But not everything is what it seems, and the victim turns out to be at the centre of a web of jealousy and intrigue in the close-knit village. It was gritty, dark and very well written and I loved the plot line. Ingrid Olsson returns home from a Stockholm hospital to discover a man in her kitchen.