The Dying Detective Leif Persson

Retired Chief of the National Crime Police and Swedish Security Service Lars Martin Johansson has just suffered a stroke. In the hospital, a chance encounter with a neurologist provides an important piece of information about a 25-year-old murder investigation and alerts Lars Martin Johansson’s irrepressible police instincts.

And so the reader is taken on the journey with Lars as he leaves hospital, investigates the cold case with the help of friends in the police force and embarks on his rehabilitation. This book could have been repetitive, especially the list of what Lars did every day, but the magic of the writing meant that this was not the case. Slowly pulled into Lars’ world the reader goes through every agony of his illness and frustration with the case and his recovery. This was a completely different type of crime novel for me and one which I thoroughly enjoyed. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 5* Click the cover pic to go to Amazon.co.uk.

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