I have great expectations on ‘Purgatory’ after the previous books in the series … and Tina Frennstedt has no problems living up to them. In ’Purgatory’ there are lovingly captured environments and there are also realistic portrayals of crimes as well as crime investigations and Frennstedt’s special gift of highlighting the consequences of the crime in relation to all involved – victims, perpetrator, relatives and the police. … This time it feels like Tina Frennstedt raises the stakes as well – the suspense is extra turned and the ambiance, and not at least the signatures the pyromaniac leaves behind, give associations to horror movies.
… I’m immediately there, in Österlen. … Deep down in the earth of Österlen there’s noir. If this darkness is not brought forward it’s not Österlen. Frennstedt knows that, so she does so.
’Purgatory’ is a real page turner written at a high pace with several unexpected turns.
Tina Frennstedt’s new book ‘Purgatory’, the third book in the Cold Case series, is her best this far […] the plotting is impressive with suspense at a high level and unexpected turns. The language makes the text a joy to read.
The pace is high and it will be a crime novel where the suspense and the story won’t leave me unaffected, that I understand already from the first two sentences. […] It’s so extremely skillfully told that it creeps under the skin and I have to take deep breaths for the next chapter.
I would like to claim that Tina Frennstedt is one of the top three best crime authors we have in Sweden.
It’s an incredible suspenseful police novel that was almost impossible to put down. Tina Frennstedt is one of our best crime authors. With a background as criminal reporter she is driven and has the capacity to write nerve-wrecking crime novels where the investigation gets to take place even if the main characters’ private lives are not totally easy. This is one of the summer’s best crime novels and of course it ended with the beginning of the next case. It seems to be a very promising continuation.
The gallery of characters is well thought out, the language is fluid and the environmental descriptions are really good! A nice pace and the resolution is extremely thrilling. Increased pulse during reading is guaranteed!
Once you have started to read you can’t stop. The first pages set the tone for the rest of the book and it’s so thrilling and scary I got the shivers. It’s police work, environmental descriptions, but it’s also everyday life and relations. It’s a very good mix and a real page turner.