Sail of Stone

Sail of stone / �Ake Edwardson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles - Sail of Stone

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"Chief Inspector Erik Winter of the Gothenburg police force faces a puzzling missing person case: A brother and sister report that their father has disappeared, and they believe he may have gone to Scotland in search of his father, who was presumed to have died in World War II. With the help of an old friend from Scotland Yard, Winter sets off to the land of malt whiskeys in search of the truth. Meanwhile Winter's colleague Aneta Djanali, Gothenburg's African-Swedish female detective, takes a report about a suspected abused wife. But she cannot find the woman, who seems to have disappeared except for mysterious phone messages she sometimes leaves, and her family won't say where the missing woman is. The case becomes personal for Aneta as she receives chilling threats from someone who clearly doesn't want her to find the missing woman. This mystery featuring Chief Inspector Winter is an outstanding psychological thriller, a character study of great depth and skill by a Swedish master"-- Provided by publisher.
"In SAIL OF STONE Chief Inspector Erik Winter and one of his female detectives find themselves separately pursuing two unusual missing-person cases. SAIL OF STONE is an outstanding psychological thriller, a character study of great depth and skill, by internationally best-selling author Åke Edwardson"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781451608502
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY EDWARDSON 2012
Characteristics: 409 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Willson-Broyles, Rachel


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Jul 16, 2017

Another great read by Ake Edwardson, #6 in series of 7 books on Chief Inspector Erik Winter. Waiting for more on this wonderful author.

Oct 29, 2016

While the book is well written and the themes well developed the pace and length of the storyline greatly diminished my interest. Multiple crimes, peoples' personal stories, evasive interviewees, absent or unreachable victims; a marathon of layers, characters and conversations. Lots of confusion, has there been a crime? Or not? Too much circling about.

Sep 17, 2013

be patient

Jun 27, 2013

* star. I am such a fan of several of the Scandinavian mystery authors that I hate to admit that I found this book to be very disappointing. I still enjoyed the main characters, Erik Winter and his family and fellow officers. A brother and sister believe that their father has gone missing. They think he may have traveled to Scotland in search of his father, who was presumed lost at sea decades ago in World War II. Meanwhile, there are reports that a woman is being abused, but she can?t be found and her family won?t help the police. I was very intrigued by both story lines and read avidly for the explanations. The end was so confusing and disappointing that I was angry that I had cared so much about solving the mysteries. How can you manage to reach the end of a 300 page book, have a 4 page denouement and not even be certain who was or was not still alive? For those characters who I knew were dead, I had no idea or only flawed vague ones of why they died. This is a good book in search of a satisfactory ending. I still like the author, but cannot recommend this book.

Jun 28, 2012

This was my first time reading this author and I found it far less appealing than I hoped for and I attribute this to the way he developed two plots and jumped back and forth. There is a lot of time spent on what I call trivia that takes you away from the plot in a way that distracts from tension. The outcome of both mysteries was anitclimactic. The way people talk with each other is often abrupt, to a point of throwing you off the theme. I have not plans to read further with this author.

debwalker Mar 31, 2012

"On and on they come, those excellent Scandinavian novels. Sail Of Stone, the sixth in the Detective Erik Winter series, set in Gothenburg, Sweden, is just about as good as crime fiction gets. Edwardson, knows how to build character and develop a story. He may not have a Lisbeth Salander, but he does have the brilliant detective Aneta Djanali."
Margaret Cannon
Globe and Mail


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