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Dark Music

By: David Lagercrantz
Narrated by: Ian Giles,Simon Vance
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INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER • Inspired by Sherlock Holmes, an exhilarating new thriller from the best-selling author of The Girl in the Spider’s Web—a murder investigation in which two unlikely allies race to uncover a shadowy international conspiracy.

Professor Hans Rekke is a world authority on interrogation techniques, capable of dizzying feats of logic and observation. He was born into wealth and power and has a picture-perfect wife and daughter. But he also has a fragile psyche that falls apart under pressure.

Micaela Vargas is a street-smart police officer, the daughter of Chilean political refugees, who grew up in the projects on the outskirts of Stockholm and has two brothers on the wrong side of the law. She is tenacious and uncompromising, and desperate to prove herself to her fellow cops.

Micaela needs Hans’s unique mind to help her solve the case of a murdered asylum-seeker from Afghanistan. Hans needs Micaela to save him from himself. Together, they need to find the killer before they’re both silenced for good.

©2022 David Lagercrantz (P)2022 Random House Audio

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I was delighted s when this was over. Would have returned it if I could. Not a bad character, but a bad story.

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I downloaded this after reading the WSJ review with high expectations. But I found the writer struggled to write a female lead (despite his earlier work). It might have been less obvious on the page, but the narrator made it so much worse by over emoting all of her feelings and expressions in comparison to the male characters, so she sounds like a stereotype of over-emotional females without the depth needed for a main character. The male cops weren't much better, very stereotypical tunnel vision police officers, but as side characters its less bothersome to the storyline. I returned after a few hours of listening.

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Soccer, music and murder

Am interesting exploration of the murder of an Afghani expat in Sweden. The Taliban impacting Sweden. A clever professor and a police investigator thrown together in the investigation.