Your Friend Forseti (Din vän Forsete)
Sweden: Albert Bonnier Förlag
The Police guards a suspected murderer. But do they know that they are not the only ones watching the suspect?
The book has three parallel focus-points. The first one is Carin who has left a marriage behind where the former husband was a psychopath and now she is one of the best experts on the subject. She is contacted by the police and meets Elias.
Elias, the second focus-point, is trying to solve a series of murders, all made by someone they think is a psychopath. Parallell to the police’s work there is someone with an agenda of his own hunting psychopaths, this is the third focus-point, Forseti. Could this Forseti be yet another cold blooded murderer or has this person another higher mission?
Forseti’s actions will interfere in the police’s work and despite causing a lot of disaster Forseti also eventually help them.
Your Friend Forseti is the first book of four in a series of high end crime novels.
“Your Friend Forseti is an extremely well written Swedish crime novel, sort of like Silence of the Lambs in a Stockholm environment. The action is divided between four main characters, the police officer Elias Svensson, the author Cornelia Lind and two serial killers who for a long time have been messing with the police force. One of the murderers call itself Forseti, a somewhat famous Norse divinity whom stood up for justice. He only kills what he himself calls beasts. The other murderer is in a way a kind of beast, a cold blooded psychopath who entertains himself by brutally murdering women. Cornelia has unwillingly become an expert on manipulative psychopaths after an unfortunate marriage. The different story plots run parallel to each other until the very end where they a intertwined in an intricate way. This is a book that keeps the reader on edge all the way to the very last page – and even further – since this is only the first book about Elias and you really want to find out what will happen to this aging murder investigator and find out more about Cornelia who also will be involved in the next investigation. The suspense is excruciating.“
BTJ häfte nr 16, 2018, Pia Lindestrand
"Sharp, Well Written and Addictive!" Nina De Geer