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Until Thy Wrath Be Past

by Asa Larsson

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Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Asa Larsson
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  • Published Nov 2011
    256 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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As spring arrives in the far north of Sweden, a young woman's body surfaces through the breaking ice of the River Thorne. At the same time, visions of a shadowy figure haunt the dreams of Rebecka Martinsson, a prosecutor in nearby Karuna. Could the body belong to the ghost in her dreams? And where is the dead girl's boyfriend?

Joining forces once again with Police Inspector Anna-Maria Mella, Rebecka finds herself drawn into an investigation that stirs up long-dormant rumors of a German supply plane that went missing in 1943 - and of Nazi collaborators in the town, where shame and secrecy shroud the locals' memories of the war.

And on the windswept shore of a frozen lake lurks a murderer who will kill again to keep the past buried forever beneath half a century's silent ice and snow.

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"Starred Review. Stunning... this remarkable tale of twisted love and vengeance and redemptive nonjudgmental devotion resounds, like its epigraph from the Book of Job, with all the pain of human existence." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. The supernatural elements are worked seamlessly into a complex and engaging mystery, resulting in a thoroughly compelling reading experience." - Booklist

"Until Thy Wrath Be Past confirms my view that Asa Larsson is... writing today's highest-quality psychological crime novels, particularly strong in their evocation of the local communities, myths and superstitions that are all in danger of dying out in our globalised, homogenised society." - Euro Crime (UK)

"This is a remarkable and interesting book, very well written, about repression, violence, devotion and ruthlessness." - Nordic Bookblog

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Diane S.

Until thy wrath be passed by Asa Larrson
More sentimental than most Nordic mysteries, yet I liked it. The characters were very different, the storyline with some history thrown in was great, Well written and definitely held my attention until the very end. The partial narration by the female murder victim was hard for me to get used to at first but even that worked in the books favor. Looking forward to the next in this series.

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Asa Larsson

Asa Larsson grew up in Kiruna, Sweden. She is a lawyer who made her writing debut in 2003 with The Savage Altar, which received the Swedish Crime Writers' Association prize for best debut novel. Its sequel, The Blood Spilt, was chosen as Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2004.

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