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Three Seconds

By Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom

Three Seconds
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2011,
    496 pages.

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  • Jane C. (Brighton, MI)


    Three Seconds
    The best book that I have read in a long time. Not the normal genre that I would choose off the shelf. Prison, drugs, intrigue, murder, police informants, and withholding of information make this an intriguing book. Twists and turns in many directions have you sitting on the edge of your seat to see what happens on the next page. Fast moving from start to finish. My guess is that this will be a best seller in the United States, also.
  • Penny P. (Santa barbara, Calif)


    An Intriging Read
    I really liked this book.The characters were well developed and interesting. It may be a bit far fetched,but still makes for a good read.I have become a fan of Swedish authors as I also enjoy Mankell and Larsen. I did not anticipate the ending. I would recommend his to those who enjoy mystery and crime novels. It will make for a good discussion at book clubs.
  • Peggy H. (North East, PA)


    Gripping Page Turner
    Wow! I just couldn't put this one down! Intelligent, intriguing--and even better, I didn't even guess the end. The characters are well drawn and realistic. Would love to read more by these authors!
  • Carol G. (Little Egg Harbor, NJ)


    Three Seconds
    I loved this book and am fast becoming a fan of Swedish mystery authors. After reading this book, I have decided to read other available books in print in the US from this team.

    The book gets one involved immediately and is very fast paced. There are many things going on - drama, conspiracy, and detective work to name a few. I especially liked the information regarding the justice system in Sweden and the use of informants.

    The read of this book is somewhat demanding which is why I gave it 4 stars - actually I would give it 4.5. I have already recommended this book to my mystery lover friends.

    Carol G.
  • Paula K. (Cave Creek, AZ)


    Three Seconds - A Wild, Satisfying Ride
    The book took hold from the first page and didn’t let go until the last line. At the heart of the book are the well-drawn and very gripping characters including Piet Hoffman, an ex-con and former military man caught up in an intrigue that would have made a lesser man a pawn. Then we have Ewert Grens. Not having read any of the earlier Roslund & Hellstrom books, I had not yet made his acquaintance but definitely plan to go back and get to know him in the earlier books. We pick up at a particular painful part of his life with the passing of his wife. With both characters, we experience personal redemption as well as vanquishing of others whose self-serving motivations have gone unchecked for a very long time. This was an intricate, sophisticated plot, fantastic pacing and a very satisfying close. Wonderful!
  • Sarah B. (Streamwood, IL)


    Three Seconds
    This was a great thriller. While there is a fair bit of action the book seems to me to be more of a psychological thriller. The book begins with a drug deal gone wrong with an informant.

    I now know this is part of a series, and that is why some of Grens' back story is lost. I plan on finding the other English published books as Grens and Wilson both interest me as characters.
  • Debbie M. (grand junction, CO)


    Three Seconds
    This was one of those books, you want to know how it ends, but you don't want it to end.

    A book of fiction based on fact, about the prison drug trade in Sweden. It really pulls you in, telling the story of a man who started as a bad guy and then became a husband and father. He must hide what he does, but regrets the lies he must tell his family. He's torn between finishing what he started and love for his wife and sons.
    The detective, trying to solve the mystery, isn't much of a hero. As the character evolves, you want him to succeed in his search for the truth.

    The author makes his characters come to life. A really good book for lovers of crime fiction.
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