Borkmann's Point (Inspector Van Veeteren, Bk 2)
Borkmann's Point - Inspector Van Veeteren, Bk 2 Author:Hakan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (Translator) Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called to the sleepy coastal town of Kalbringen to assist the local police in the investigation of two recent ax murders. Soon the case turns from bad to worse when another body turns up and one of Van Veeteren’s colleagues, a young female detective, disappears without a trace. Now Van Veeteren must find the... more » killer, and, it is hoped, his colleague, before anyone else comes to harm. Riveting and intellectually satisfying, Borkmann’s Point unfolds like a chess match where each move could prove deadly.« less
Kerry reviewed Borkmann's Point (Inspector Van Veeteren, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 6
I read this after enjoying Henning Mankell and Per Wahloo. Nesser's story in nameless fictional Scandinavian-like location is without depth or nuance. Could change names of towns and people and easily place this story in any European country.
These other authors achieve a more authentic feel by placing their stories specifically in Sweden at a particular time within a specific Swedish political environment. I like to feel I'm learning about another culture when I read a mystery set in another country.
Story it is not bad, it is just not anything special. With only limited time to read a good book, can skip this one.
For those of you who are not yet hooked on the Euro writers, give Hakan Nesser a try. The build up of the characters is great and the story is interesting. I for one am always looking for the mext one and in this case the Inspector Van Veeteren series has me hooked