Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE)


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    Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) The single most positive aspect of this novel is the beautifully written prose The words seem to speak directly to the reader in a heart touching and sometimes heart wrenching wayI’ll admit this is one of those novels where the cover art drew me in Who can resist an adorable little boyThen I read the blurb at the back which told me that this little boy was abandoned and was somehow connected to the death t

  2. says: SUMMARY Skugga By Karin Alvtegen Karin Alvtegen · 1 FREE READ Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE)

    SUMMARY Skugga By Karin Alvtegen Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) FREE READ ☆ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK · Karin Alvtegen Without wanting to appear negative I didn’t like this book much at allThe story starts with the abandoned young boy and uickly moves to the

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    Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) Did you ever wonder why you had a particular book in hand When I finally got down to reading “Shadow” I uestioned why and how long it had been on my tattered wish list and why I had past it over for so long Now I ask myself why I waited so long to read it The novel is a psychological crime thriller about dark secrets the price of fame and how the search for public approval can drive some to make unsound decisions that have

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    FREE READ ☆ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK · Karin Alvtegen Karin Alvtegen · 1 FREE READ Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) This was an excellent story It lived up to my expectations as I've read other Karin Alvtegen stories and enjoyed them immensely She develops the story very nicely introducing characters in each chapter and telling the story through their eyes Each person is well crafted has their own individual personalities their own faults The story starts with the death of Gerda Persson a lady who had previously been the house maid

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    Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) FREE READ ☆ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK · Karin Alvtegen I've thoroughly enjoyed the three previous Alvtegen novels I've read to the extent that I have her at the top of my own personal list of Scandi crime writers perhaps because in her case the term crime writer is a bit of a misnomer but with Shadow I think she's surpassed herselfThe elderly Gerda Persson dies alone and a state official Marianne Folkesson is sent in to sort out Gerda's affairs and possessions and to see if there are any survi

  6. says: FREE READ ☆ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK · Karin Alvtegen Karin Alvtegen · 1 FREE READ SUMMARY Skugga By Karin Alvtegen

    Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) I was reading this when I got out a book from the library due in a week I finished the other book and went back to Shadow It took me a while to get the books together in my mind but this book was special Not because there are characters in it that make sense but it was realistic with all the killings

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    SUMMARY Skugga By Karin Alvtegen Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) Karin Alvtegen · 1 FREE READ From Belletrista A child of four is found abandoned in an amusement park with little than some crumbs an empty j

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    Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) This novel is set in Stockholm and I thought it was beautifully writtentranslated I came to it thinking it would be a typical Scandinavian crime novel as it begins with a death but there is no police involvement except at the very start It is of a slow paced mystery but that slow pace gave time for the main ch

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    Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) An old woman dies of natural causes in her flat in Stockholm A social worker is dispatched to wind up her estate As part of her job she tries to find any friends or relatives Her diligence sparks off a series of events that with shock the whole of Sweden and will reveal just what lengths people will go to to ke

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    Skugga By Karin Alvtegen (KINDLE) Such a dark novelHow does the death of an old woman connect to a child abandoned in an amusement park decades ago And how will their connection ruin an elderly Nobel prize winning author's family and reputationI love this author's ability to take the reader inside each character's head Seeing the outer actions versus th

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  • Paperback
  • 311
  • Skugga By Karin Alvtegen
  • Karin Alvtegen
  • English
  • 15 August 2019
  • 9781847671707

SUMMARY Skugga By Karin Alvtegen

FREE READ ã Skugga By Karin Alvtegen FREE READ ☆ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK · Karin Alvtegen Karin Alvtegen · 1 FREE READ Ring them They are all by Axel Ragnerfeldt winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature with handwritten dedications to Gerda from the author What story do these books have to tell about Gerda and importantly about Ragnerfeldt a man whose fame is without precedent in the nation's cultural life but seldom gives intervie From Belletrista A child of four is found abandoned in an amusement park with little than some crumbs an empty juice bottle a tape recorder and a Bambi book by his side There s also a note Take care of this child Forgive me Thus one is drawn into this neatly crafted novel which keeps one rapt as layer upon layer is slowly and deftly revealed Some 30 years later Gerda Persson s body is found three days after she has died at the age of 92 with no clue as to who she is Astonishingly her freezer yields a neatly sealed load of books by the Nobel laureate and national treasure Axel Ragnerfeldt On closer inspection each book reveals a personal handwritten inscription by the celebrated author to Gerda What is the connection between Gerda Persson Axel Ragnerfeldt and the foundling This novel fits the crime and psychological thriller genre but has no detective or investigator The tale unfolds via the voices of Axel interesting name as everything revolves around him his wife son housekeeper and a couple of other key role players including Kristoffer Sandeblom a man in his thirties in search of his roots As we glimpse each character s mindset and life experience the story builds up gradually and compellingly revealing a picture of secrecy deceit crime and murder This is a dark book with very little light and many shadows The biggest is arguably Ragnerfeldt s tour de force Shadow which swayed the Nobel in his favour The bright glow of this man s prominence casts a heavy shadow on all the people in his life including his wife the members of his family friends and even fellow writers Axel Ragnerfeldt has climbed the ladder of success but at what price His bid for fame as a writer has left a set of disillusioned embittered and pained individuals in its wake Though the world adores him and looks up to him he heads a deeply unhappy and dysfunctional family At its core the novel delves into the ramifications of accomplishment What lengths are we prepared to go to ensure worldly success And are all the sacrifices worth it at the end of the day Karin Alvtegen is one of Sweden s popular writers and Shadow won the Danish Best Crime Novel of the Year award and was shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writer s Award This is a uick engaging read that abounds with revelations of dark secrets and intrigue and keeps one spellbound until its inevitable and brilliant denouement Seeing the Light juice bottle a tape recorder and a Bambi book by his side There s also a note Take care of this child Forgive me Thus one is drawn into this neatly crafted novel which keeps one rapt as layer upon layer is slowly and deftly revealed Some 30 years later Gerda Persson s body is found three days after she has died at the age of 92 with no clue as to who she is Astonishingly her freezer yields a neatly sealed load of books by the Nobel laureate and national treasure Axel Ragnerfeldt On closer inspection each book reveals a personal handwritten inscription by the celebrated author to Gerda What is the connection between Gerda Persson Axel Ragnerfeldt and the foundling This novel fits the crime and psychological thriller genre but has no detective or investigator The tale unfolds via the voices of Axel interesting name as everything revolves around him his wife son housekeeper and a couple of other key role players including Kristoffer Sandeblom a man in his thirties in search of his roots As we glimpse each character s mindset and life experience the story builds up gradually and compellingly revealing a picture of secrecy deceit crime and murder This is a dark book with very little light and many shadows The biggest is arguably Ragnerfeldt s tour de force Shadow which swayed the Nobel in his favour The bright glow of this man s prominence casts a heavy shadow on all the people in his life including his wife the members of his family friends and even fellow writers Axel Ragnerfeldt has climbed the ladder of success but at what price His bid for fame as a writer has left a set of disillusioned embittered and pained individuals in its wake Though the world adores him and looks up to him he heads a deeply unhappy and dysfunctional family At its core the novel delves into the ramifications of accomplishment What lengths are we prepared to go to ensure worldly success And are all the sacrifices worth it at the end of the day Karin Alvtegen is one of Sweden s popular writers and Shadow won the Danish Best Crime Novel of the Year award and was shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writer s Award This is a uick engaging read that abounds with revelations of dark secrets and intrigue and keeps one spellbound until its inevitable and brilliant denouement

FREE READ ☆ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK · Karin AlvtegenSkugga By Karin Alvtegen

FREE READ ã Skugga By Karin Alvtegen FREE READ ☆ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK · Karin Alvtegen Karin Alvtegen · 1 FREE READ In a nondescript apartment block in Stockholm most of the residents are elderly Usually a death is a sad but straightforward event But sometimes a resident will die and there are no friends or family to contact This is when Marianne Folkesson arrives employed by the state to close up a life with dignity and respect The single most positive aspect of this novel is the beautifully written prose The words seem to speak directly to the reader in a heart touching and sometimes heart wrenching wayI ll admit this is one of those novels where the cover art drew me in Who can resist an adorable little boyThen I read the blurb at the back which told me that this little boy was abandoned and was somehow connected to the death thirty five years later of a 92 year old woman who had books in her freezer upon her death That was enough to capture the attention of any bibliophile Too old to be the boy s mother how could this woman be connected to himThe novel was a mystery but not written in the traditional way In fact the reader does not really know what the crimes were until close to the end of the book When the circumstances are revealed it left me both disturbed and profoundly movedSet in Stockholm the novel followed the life and family of Axel Ragnerfeldt a famous and Nobel Prize winning novelist the author of the books in the freezer The novel poses the uestion How much is glory and fame really worth when counted in the suffering of the people closest to you His family were portrayed with such depth and empathy that the reader felt their hopelessness The claustrophobic family ties mysterious disappearances and dark secrets surrounding a man shrouded in myth were portrayed with an honesty and brutality that spoke of deep understanding The theme of how the sins of the fathers are visited upon their children is not a new one but Alvtegen s prose brought the theme home to me like no other book ever has No matter whether your action is evil or good it spreads like rings on the water Over vast expanses it will travel finding ever new paths That is why your influence is infinite and also your guilt Shadow is the first novel I ve read by Karin Alvtegen and I will read as many as I can get hold of That being said this novel was not exactly uplifting In fact I would go as far as to say that anyone suffering from seasonal affective disorder should not read this book in the winter The overall tone was bleak and melancholy To uote the novel s description on the author s website her darkest and most complex thriller to date in which the disturbing truth of a sick family is gradually and mercilessly laid bare Highly recommended

Karin Alvtegen · 1 FREE READ

FREE READ ã Skugga By Karin Alvtegen FREE READ ☆ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK · Karin Alvtegen Karin Alvtegen · 1 FREE READ Gerda Persson has lain dead in her apartment for three days before Marianne is called When she arrives she finds the apartment tidy and ordered Gerda's life seems to have been uite ordinary Until Marianne opens the freezer and finds it full of books neatly stacked and wrapped in clingfilm a thick layer of ice cove I was reading this when I got out a book from the library due in a week I finished the other book and went back to Shadow It took me a while to get the books together in my mind but this book was special Not because there are characters in it that make sense but it was realistic with all the killings

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