By Håkan Nesser
The second book in the Barbarotti series, Inspector Barbarotti receives a letter at his home in the summer of 2007 with details of a murder that is yet to take place. By the time the police find the subject of the letter, they are already dead. When a second, third, and fourth letter arrives, this sets in motion a tense cat and mouse chase to stop a killer before he carries out his next murder.
The story is told through a layered narrative, both from the point of view of Barbarotti and the diary entries of an anonymous writer describing events that occurred on a vacation in France five years previous. It’s not long before he makes a connection between the people mentioned in the diary and those who are being stalked by a killer.
I am a big fan of crime novels and there were enough twists and turns in this story to kept me guessing right until the end; I honestly couldn’t put it down. If you enjoy suspense or a good mystery thriller, then you should definitely give this one a try.