“With a few simple strokes on the keyboard, he could see the little people in their everyday lives over satellite. These superstitious and hardly intelligent creatures still believed in pure luck. It gave him a feeling of power when he could observe them. When weather was good he could even see their faces. Maybe this is what gave him the greatest pleasure.”
A myth from the Swedish island of Gotland about the White Sea-Lady has existed ever since Tjelvar, the first man on Gotland, lit a fire and the island rose out of the sea, said to be some 3,000 years ago. The story is told that a young woman who drowned on her wedding night has since tried to lure men down to the deadly underwater currents that tumble off the west coast.
The myth of the White Sea-Lady is conjured up one midsummer Gotland island morning, just before a nurse is found murdered in the pavilion on the Tempel Hill of Gorland, in the Botanic garden. She is dressed as a bride.
Detective Inspector Maria Wern is investigating the complex case, but it becomes clear that the police is also under observation. The killer seems omnipotent, able to taunt and provoke the police with a technical know-how that far exceeds their own. As the killer’s demonic plans are being contrived, Inspector Maria Wern realizes the threat that increases with every moment the killer goes undetected.
”As usual, Anna Jansson writes enthraling with the characters interestingly portraied and amusing observations in every corner.”
DN/ Swedish newspaper
”In the portrayal of the conflict between work and love, duty and pleasure, guilt and hope, Jansson exceeds the conditions of life without abandoning the people who succumb beneth them.”
Göteborgsposten/ Swedish newspaper
”Probably the best book I’ve read by Anna Jansson, thrilling indeed.”
Norra Västerbotten/ Swedish newspaper
”As always, Anna Jansson delivers good crime novels, some in the series are better than the others and Killer’s Island is doubtless among the best in the series about Maria Wern.”
Carola Lindström, Barnboksbloggen
”An unusually bloody and brutally intrusive story by Anna Jansson, but in my opinion the best in her Maria Vern-series.”
Per Tviksta, VLT /Swedish newspaper
”It subsumes to the same genre as its forerunners: Disgusting violance, constant growing suspens, the focus on phenomena in the society and psycological explanations”
Dalarnas Tidning / Swedish newspaper
Translated by: Enar Henning Koch