The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul

The Murder of Halland

Pia Juul

Definitely NOT a typical example of Nordic crime but rather an absorbing account of a widow's attempt to make sense of her marriage and of her relationships with family and friends. Expect to be surprised at some of Bess's conclusions: I certainly was.

Extract

He didn't know that I had tried to leave him. He didn't know that I had cried because I failed. And he certainly didn't know that I missed my daughter. Yet the tenderness in his voice soothed me.

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  • Self-control by Stig Saeterbakken
  • Next World Novella by Matthias Politycki
  • Miss Julie by August Strindberg

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