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  1. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFThis book was the winner of the Best Finnish Crime Novel in 2014 It features a female detective solving several murders that appear unrelated at first The police procedural is a good story but it s also a good read for all the social commentary that goes along with it A sample Society needs the drunk, the obese, the depressed, as examples to the rest of us and to provide statistics with which to frighten people As a woman working in a traditionally male field her main protagonist is a sen This book was the winner of the Best Finnish Crime Novel in 2014 It features a female detective solving several murders that


  2. Emma Emma says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDF3.5 starsHiekkapelto s book is an intriguing mix of Scandi crime and social commentary Contemporary issues such as immigration, gangs, drugs, racism, alcoholism, familial relationships are all addressed with a cutting style, seen through the lens of each character and Finnish society is certainly not viewed with rose tinted specs Out here he would never blend into the crowds, just another part of the blissfully identical pink skinned masses his black eyes and dark skin dug into Finnish eyes l 3.5 starsHiekkapelto s book is an intriguing mix of Scandi crime and social commentary Contemporary issues such as immigration, gangs, drugs, racism, alcoholism, familial relationships are all addressed with a cutting style, seen through the lens of each chara


  3. Christine Christine says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFI m always overjoyed to find some new Scandinavian noir to get my teeth into and a promising new author This is the second Anna Fekete story, written by Kati Hiekkapelto and translated by David Hackston It easily compares with the kind of crime writing coming out of the UK from Anya Lipska and Eva Dolan This is dark hard hitting crime, with a cle


  4. Paul Paul says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFThe Defenceless A Stunning ThrillerKati Hiekkapelto brings us a second outing for Police Investigator Anne Fekete with a stunning thriller The Defenceless, and easy to see why this was the best Finnish Crime Novel of 2014 This is a brilliantly written Scandi noir that is at times provocative with a wonderful social conscience that challenges our own prejudices At the same time as Europe is tearing itself apart over immigrants and how we deal with refugees Kati Hiekkapelto pricks our conscien The Defenceless A Stunning ThrillerKati Hiekkapelto brings us a second outing for Police Investigator Anne Fekete with a stunning thriller The Defenceless, and easy to see why this was the best Finnish Crime Novel of 2014 This i


  5. John John says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFDoes not stand alone, read The Hummingbird first for context.This book features Anna and Esko working on separate cases that end up being related Slower going for the first half, although that s in keeping with the focus on her immigrant background rather than a police procedural as such I have to say that I don t find Anna likeable enough to say I m fully engaged by her character I miss the first book s background on her colleagues lives and those of the Finnish suspects This one almost ha Does not stand alone, read The Hummingbird first for context.This book features Anna and Esko working on separate cases that end up being related Slower going for the first half, although that s in keeping with the focus on her immigrant background rather than a police procedural as such I have to say that I don t find Anna likeable enough to say I m fully engaged by her character I miss the first book s background on


  6. Lisa Hall Lisa Hall says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFI have to admit it, I am properly LOVING all of the nordic noir that is flying around at the moment, I honestly don t think it has EVER been as good as it has been lately This is no exception touching on the somewhat topical subject of immigration, alongside drugs, smuggling and a big dollop of murder this is a very, very good read.With a brilliant narrative and some very believable characters, two seemingly unrelated investigations come together in an excellent storyline, one that kept me gu I have to admit it, I am properly LOVING all of the nordic noir that is flying around at the moment, I honestly don t think it has EVER been as good as it has been lately This is no exce


  7. Rachel Hall Rachel Hall says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFJust when you thought Kati Hiekkapelto couldn t get any betterAnna Fekete is ageing like a fine red wine. Full blooded and damn well, with all the impetuosity which made her so appealing to readers of The Hummingbird still very much in evidence Back for a second outing, Senior Constable Anna Fekete remains a very big part of the Violent Crimes Unit headed up by Chief Inspector Pertti Virkkunen and staffed by colleagues Esko Niemi and Sari Jokikko Pennanen, all of whom featured in the first Just when you thought Kati Hiekkapelto couldn t get any betterAnna Fekete is ageing like a fine red wine. Full blooded and damn well, with all the impetuosity which made her so appealing to readers of The Hummingbird still very much in evidence Back for a second outing, Senior Constable Anna Fekete remains a very big part of the Violent Crimes Unit headed up by Chief Inspector Pertti V


  8. Jackie Law Jackie Law says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFThe Defenceless, by Kati Hiekkapelto translated by David Hackston was perfect reading for a weekend when the media was overrun by privileged Europeans wringing their hands over what to do about an influx of desperate refugees seeking sanctuary, yet wary of upsetting their own comfortable lives This is the second in a series of crime thrillers featuring investigator Anna Fekete, who herself fled a warzone as a child Set in Finland the tale is as dark and challenging as the Scandinavia


  9. Raven Raven says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFThe real stand out feature of this book is the strength and balance of Hiekkapelto s plotting, as the narrative pivots between the seemingly disparate plots of two missing elderly people, a dead drug dealer, the insidious rise of motorcycle gang culture, and the truly heart rending tale of a young man trying to survive the inhospitable climate, both social and meteorological, as an illegal immigrant in Finland It is a testament to the assured and wholly convincing writing style of Hiekkapelto t The real stand out feature of this book is the strength and balance of Hiekkapelto s plotting, as the narrative pivots between the seemingly disparate plots of two missing elderly people, a dead drug dealer, the insidious rise of motorcycle gang culture, and the truly heart rending tale of a young man trying to surv


  10. Meggy - Chocolate& Meggy - Chocolate& says:

    The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFThe Defenceless was another cover love I was appealed by the road, the mystery of it, and the cold that seemed to irradiate from the colors Once again, my gut did not let me down A nordic investigation again Well, weirdly, I am not getting tired of them, as every story I have read so far had an original and refreshing tone to it The Defenceless is no exception But I would not categorize this story as only a crime book because there is so muchgoing on that dead bodies and police cars r The Defenceless was another cover love I was appealed by the road, the mystery of it, and the cold that seemed to irradiate from the colors Once again, my gut did not let me down A nordic investigation again Well, weirdly, I am not getting tired of them, as every story I have read so far had an original and refreshing tone to it The Defenceless is no exception But I would n


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The Defenceless The Defenceless eBook ✓ Paperback defenceless pdf, The DefencelessThe Defenceless PDFChilling, disturbing, and terrifyingly believable, an extraordinary thriller by one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction When an old man is found dead on the road seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is to the incident than meets the eye As she begins to unravel an increasingly complex case, she s led on a deadly trail where illegal immigration, drugs, and, ultimately, murder threaten not only her beliefs, but her life Anna s partner Esko is entrenched in a separate but equally dangerous investigation into the activities of an immigrant gang, where deportation orders and raids cause increasing tension and result in desperate measures by gang members and the police themselves Then a bloody knife is found in the snow, and the two cases come together in ways that no one could have predicted As pressure mounts, it becomes clear that having the law on their side may not be enough for Anna and Esko.