I had a preconceived idea of how this book would be based on my reading, and enjoying, two of the author's Harry Hole novels. This short novel really should be judged on its own merits. It evokes the feel of Sweden and is a good noir. However, I didn't like, or really care what happened to, any of the characters so I feel I can't give it more than 3 stars.
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway but that has not impacted my review.