Marked for Life

Marked for Life

Book - 2016
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When a high-ranking head of the migration board is found shot to death in his living room, there is no shortage of suspects, including his wife. But no one expects to find mysterious, child-size fingerprints in this childless home. 

Public prosecutor Jana Berzelius steps in to lead the investigation. Young and brilliant but emotionally cold, Berzelius, like her famous prosecutor father, won't be swayed by the hysterical widow or intimidated by the threatening letters the victim had tried to hide. She is steely, aloof, impenetrable. That is, until the boy... 

A few days later on a nearby deserted shoreline, the body of a derelict preteen is discovered, and with him, the murder weapon that killed the official. Berzelius finds herself drawn more deeply into the case when, as she attends the boy's autopsy, she recognizes something familiar on his small, scarred, drug-riddled body. Cut deep into his flesh are initials that scream child trafficking and trigger in her a flash of memory from her own dark childhood. Her connection to this boy has been carved with deliberation and malice that penetrate to her very core. 

Now, to protect her own horrific but hidden past, she must find the real suspect behind these murders before the police do. 

International bestselling author Emelie Schepp introduces us to the enigmatic, unforgettable Jana Berzelius in this first novel of a suspenseful, chilling trilogy.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Mira, [2016]
ISBN: 9780778319566
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 381 pages : 25 cm


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Sep 05, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this book! A page turner!

Dec 26, 2016

(The first book in the Jana Berzelius series) SWEDISH

Dec 18, 2016

Great start to this Scandi-noir police procedural trilogy. Has a strong female protagonist who is kind of a cross between (Kathleen) Mallory & Lisbeth Salander.
Crimes the cops are investigating include child trafficking & abuse of immigrants seeking asylum which gives the plot a chilling relevance to current events.
Only quibble is uneven translation with odd word choices & awkward phrasing that pulls you out of the story periodically. Still an impressive debut & I look forward to reading "Marked for Revenge".

Sep 29, 2016

This is the first piece of Nordic crime that I have ever read and I was impressed! The novel mimics a police procedural novel but it’s very unique in the sense that it switches gears during the second half of the novel. It's for sure worth the read!

For my full review visit my blog Clues and Reviews

Sep 09, 2016

awesome, if you liked Sig Larsson , you will like this. can't wait for the other 2 books of the trilogy are released in Canada. I understand that they are completed


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