Winner of the Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year 2021 (Swedish Crime Writers' Academy) Winner of the Storytel Award for Best Suspense Novel 2021 Winner of the Adlibris Award for Best Suspense Novel 2021
Forensic pathologist Lars Pohjanen has only a few weeks to live when he asks Rebecka Martinsson to investigate a murder that has long since passed the statute of limitations. A body found in a freezer at the home of the deceased alcoholic, Henry Pekkari, has been identified as a man who disappeared without a trace in 1962: the father of Swedish Olympic boxing champion Börje Ström. Rebecka wants nothing to do with a fifty-year-old case - she has enough to worry about. But how can she ignore a dying man's wish?
When the post-mortem confirms that Pekkari, too, was murdered, Rebecka has a red-hot investigation on her hands. But what does it have to do with the body kept in his freezer for decades?
Meanwhile, the city of Kiruna is being torn down and moved a few kilometers east, to make way for the mine that has been devouring the city from below. With the city in flux, the tentacles of organized crime are slowly taking over . . .
The sixth and final book in Åsa Larsson's internationally beloved crime series brings the story of fragile yet fierce heroine Rebecka Martinsson to a spellbinding close.
Translated from the Swedish by Frank Perry
About the Author
Åsa Larsson was born and grew up in Kiruna, Sweden. She is a qualified lawyer and made her debut in 2003 with The Savage Altar, which was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Association prize for best debut novel. Its sequel, The Blood Spilt, was chosen as Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2004, as was The Second Deadly Sin in 2011. Her novels were adapted for television and shown on More 4.
The sixth and final book in the Rebecka Martinsson series, The Sins of Our Fathers, was published in September, 2021. It was later named Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, and is the winner of the Adlibris Suspense Award.