Advance reader reviews of Three Seconds by Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom.

Three Seconds

By Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom

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

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  • Amy O. (Scottsdale, AZ)

    Unlike the Stieg Larsson trilogy, I could not get into the story. It seemed very disjointed--took time to determine who was discussing whom. There was too much focus on the characters "weird" feelings. Did not hold my interest.
  • Dee M. (Palm Desert, CA)

    Three Seconds
    I found the book to be too long and frequently boring. Ewert Grens became irritating,coupled with an unnecessary diversion. It did remind me of the corruption that happens within many Government Agencies. People are disposable.
    Hard to reconcile Piet Hoffman possibly giving up his life and disrupting, possibly losing, his beloved family for undisclosed compensation.
  • Jen F. (Saratoga, CA)

    Excellent choice for suspense lovers
    Three Seconds delivers a fast-paced thriller for those that enjoy a good suspense novel.
  • Norma R. (secaucus, NJ)

    Suspense in Sweeden
    I enjoyed reading Three Seconds by Roslund and Hellstrom. The novel details the story of a drug informant, Piet Hoffman, whose life goes terribly wrong while trying to infiltrate the drug trade. The police abandon Hoffman and he is left to save himself.
  • Debra P. (Belmont, NC)

    I found this translation a little choppy at times. Although mysteries are not my first choice I wanted to stretch! If you are a mystery buff, this will be a great thriller and fast paced learns lots about Swedish culture, particularly drug and prison.
  • Jeanne W. (COLUMBIA, MD)

    3 Seconds last an eternity
    I wanted so much to like this book, but it was a struggle to finish. While there is a backstory involving Ewert Grens and his team, it's not a deterrent to following the plot. Grens, however, is a frustrating character and difficult to like. There seemed to be a fair amount of repetition, possibly due to translation difficulties. The book only picked up once "Paula" went to prison, easily 1/3 of the way in. Those sections were exciting and lived up to the promos on the back of the book. But it wasn't worth wading through all the rest.
  • Karen D. (Dedham, MA)

    3 seconds too long
    I tried the best that I could to enjoy reading this book. But, I just couldn't get my mind around the difficult names. I am not used to reading about this type of mule. I got to around 100 pages before I said "I quit". I think I got lost in the translation myself. I, in all honesty, could not recommend this book to anyone.
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