About the book
Lycke is a Swedish detective story and the first in the Ellen Tamm series. Ellen is a journalist and has some personal problems, the one that stands out most is that she is a bit obsessed with death. She also has a secret and the disappearance of a child is likely to bring out this tragic part of her life.
I like the fact that the “secret” of the protagonist comes out in the middle and not immediately or at the end of the book. The reader thus becomes curious but does not need to read the entire book to ask what happened.
The book is flowing, it is not burdened by the details of the protagonist’s private life like other books, but is focused on crime even if there are many points of view.
The motive was clear from the beginning, even the killer, but after a while it makes you lose who was and think about something else, however it was not a surprise, but then what is a surprise after reading so many detective stories? Despite this, I also really liked the style. I think I will read something else of this author and certainly the second book in the series.
One thing is certain, even if we are all predisposed to have children, not everyone has the right to have them.
I bought this book because I liked the plot and because I started to like Nordic noir a lot, but I read it for the popsugar challenge under the heading of “A book with characters who are twins” even if it started out as Nordic noir obviously.