Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Night of the Fire by Kjell Eriksson

Who started the fire that killed three people?

Someone knows but isn’t telling.  Then there is another fire.

​​Ann Lindell a retired policewoman who moved to the country for some peace and quiet finds out that it isn’t all that peaceful in the country.

Even though she isn’t a policewoman any longer, she feels compelled to look into the investigation. ​​What’s funny is that someone who didn’t identify himself called her at the police station and asked for her after the first fire.​​

The investigation moves on and one of the suspects is found dead after a second fire.  With that lead being gone now, their investigation starts again and down a different route.​​

I really liked Ann even though Sammy took up most of the book’s investigation time.

THE NIGHT OF THE FIRE was a different read and a bit slow for me because of the setting and the names of the characters, but it was interesting.​​

I did like the mystery and the unraveling of it, but not sure I would read another in this series.

I may have been a bit lost since it was the first one I read in the series, but I did like most of the characters, and the writing is well done.​​

Thank you to St. Martin’s for giving me a chance to get to know these characters.  3.5/5

​​This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.​


  1. Have you ever read anything by this author?

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Now I am curious, but I will probably pass on this one.

    1. I wasn’t thrilled, but it was well written.

      Thanks for your comment, Laurel.

  3. The synopsis sounded good. I will pass on it also.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.