From the grand master of Scandinavian crime fiction - and one of the best crime writers of our time - a new critically acclaimed novel centered around the unsolved murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.
It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With his retirement quickly closing in, Johansson forms a new group comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. Yet the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn for the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor.
Sharply detailed and boldly plotted, Persson's work lifts the veil on one of history's greatest unsolved crimes in a novel that goes toe to toe with the best of true-crime books.
Shortlisted for the 2015 Petrona Award and the 2015 CWA International Dagger.
What listeners say about Falling Freely, as If in a Dream
Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.
I bought this after listening to other Persson novels some time ago, which I quite enjoyed despite their having the same dull reader. Unfortunately I didn't spot that this book is the third and last in a different trilogy and the only one of the three to be available on audio. This makes no sense! Since they are all linked to the same real-life crime - the murder of a Swedish prime minister - it's the equivalent of buying a detective novel and finding it starts two-thirds of the way through the story. What I have listened to of this third and last book is about as exciting as the office reorganization manuals that were the bane of my life as a civil servant. And it's nearly 24 hours long! Even if the first two do turn up in audio versions I can't see myself ever returning to this story.