September 13, 2010

Review: Box 21 by Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom

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The International Thriller that Stockholm City hailed as the Best Crime Novel of the Year has finally crossed the Atlantic!

Three years ago, Lydia and Alena were two hopeful girls from Lithuania. Now they are sex slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of better jobs and then trapped in a Stockholm brothel, forced to repay their “debt.” Suddenly they are given an unexpected chance at freedom, and with it the opportunity to take revenge on their enslavers and reclaim the lives and dignity they once had. What will happen now that the tables are turned and the victims fight back?

In this masterful thriller, the celebrated team of Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström delve into the seedy underbelly of Stockholm. There we meet Lydia and Alena as they embark on a desperate plan to expose their captor and demand justice; police officers Sundkvist and Grens, on the trail of both Lydia’s enslavers and Jochum Lang, a notorious mob enforcer; and Hilding Oldéus, a junkie on what might be his last—and most destructive—bender. At the Söder Hospital, their destinies begin to converge in unexpected and explosive ways.

This is one of the best thrillers I have read in a really long time.  I liked everything about it, the writing style, the characters, everything was perfect.  This would be the perfect gift for the reader in your life.

Box 21 by Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom
Picador
9780312655341
October 26, 2010
400 pages
$15.00 US






Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free from FSG Publicity.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.




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21 comments:

  1. Enjoyed this review. Sounds like a suspenseful thriller.
    Mike Draper
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  2. This book sounds exciting! I have not read anything like this before.
    Thanks for the review!
    candc320@gmail.com

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  3. I enjoyed this review and felt that the blog gave lots of useful info.
    Mike Draper

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  4. Never read a Swedish based book before...time to start.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  5. Thanks for the review. I am currently reading a Swedish book and I am enjoying it.

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  6. I love thrillers. There have been quite a few coming from sweden now.

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  7. This book sounds excellent! Thanks for the review.

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  8. I've never read a book based in Sweden and would love to read this one.

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  9. Another thriller. You really pick great books to review. I am excited about each one. ....Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  10. Love crime novels, what an interesting cover.

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  11. Sounds frightening and suspenseful! What a terrifying premise!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  12. You had me at "This is one of the best thrillers I have read in a really long time."

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  13. Sounds exciting.
    Thanks for the review!

    disneykayla(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I love the cover!

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Sounds like a shocking book based on your review. I would love to read it

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  16. This looks like a good thriller, but just a little disturbing! Thanks for the review.

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  17. I like the book cover too!

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  18. I am disturbed. Yet enter me. Please.

    ntaylor228 at yahoo dot com

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  19. I love thrillers and your review is intriguing. Thank you!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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