Review of Snow Drift by Helene Tursten (Embla Nystrom book #3)

SNOWDRIFTDetective Inspector Embla Nystrom, Book 3

by Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy [Trans.] | Read by Stina Nielsen

Mystery & Suspense • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Narrator Stina Nielsen introduces Detective Inspector Embla Nystrom, who is also a sharpshooter and boxer. Listeners join Nystrom and 9-year-old Elliot, the son of her ex, as they plan a hunting trip. Nystrom is called away when a body is found in a remote guesthouse. She is shocked to find that the dead man is gangster Milo Stavic, who kidnapped her best friend when they were 14 years old. Nystrom is assisted in her investigation by the charming Olle Tillman. The brutal weather, luscious food, and stunning scenery of Sweden add atmosphere. Nielsen impressively shifts between a promising romance, horrifying danger, and lightning-fast action. A treat is the surprise appearance of Detective Inspector Irene Huss and others from Tursten’s earlier series. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]