Article first published as Book Review: Only One Life by Sara Blædel on Blogcritics. About: Only One Life by Sara Blædel is a fictional mystery book set in Denmark. This is the second book translated into English in the series featuring Detective Louise Rick. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book— use the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post to enter. 352 pages Publisher: Pegasus Language: English ISBN-10: 1605983500 My rating for Only One Life – 4 Buy this book thru Amazon.com More Books by Sara Blædel Thoughts: Only One Life by Sara Blædel (website | Facebook | @sarablaedel) lives up to the previous novel, Call Me Princess, which I read about a year ago and enjoyed as well. The book is exciting and the characters are well written and continue to build up and expand from the previous book (even though I understand that there are more untranslated books). The book touches on some relevant topics, such as honor killing, social intolerance and sexual based crimes. The author explores these subjects, and more, without forcing her own morality or ideology down the readers’ throats, which is a big plus for me. I love to read about…
About: “Call Me Princess” by Sara Blædel is a crime fiction book taking place in Denmark. This is the first book translated by this successful and popular Scandinavian author. 352 pages Publisher: Pegasus ISBN-10: 1605982512 My rating for Call Me Princess – 4 Buy & Save on “Call Me Princess” through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon | Kindle | Book Depository US | Book Depository UK Thoughts: “Call Me Princess” by Sara Blædel (website | Facebook | Twitter) is a good, solid crime fiction book. I requested this book because I’ve read several crime-fiction novels from Scandinavian authors and sincerely liked them so I figured I’ll read as much as I can before I am forced to learn Danish. The main character of Louise Rick is real and likeable and even relatable on some level to someone like me. The interaction between the characters (mostly fellow officers, a female best friend and a boyfriend) is comfortable and real. While the rape case is certainly front and center of the narrative, Louise’s personal life was a secondary story. Instead of being an action novel, most of the story involving the police relies on the descriptions of procedural and solid police work….
The third book of the series if finely crafted much like the first. Larsson does a skillful job at interlacing between the good and the bad, the intelligence agencies, the police and the media. While the first book was about corporate takedowns, the second about the sex traffickers this one is more of a courtroom drama. .There are still many elements which the first two books incorporate: Salander and Blomkovist punish their enemies, strong female characters, relaxed attitude toward sex and, as mentioned, strong opinions about government, corporations and sleazeballs in general..
However, this is a fun book; the book can be ridiculous at times and riveting at others. The character of Salander, who was somewhat believable in the first novel is taken to extremes in this one, but is still great fun even though the “chance encounter” plot twist is a bit overplayed.
The story is well written and interesting; this is a good book and deserves praise.