Apr 30, 2021

Her Enemy by Leena Lehtolainen: Book Beginning


Her Enemy by Leena Lehtolainen, a Maria Kallio Mystery #2, May 2013, AmazonCrossing

Genre: crime fiction set in Finland

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Detective Maria Kallio becomes a legal counselor but finds herself solving a crime as if she were still with the police force. A relative of her new boyfriend is found murdered and Kallio is motivated to investigate high society in the town of Espoo, Finland.

Book beginning:

The cherry trees were the first thing I saw when I woke up. The spring had been warm and now the trees were blossoming with fluffy, fragrant bunches of flowers. Antti always wanted to sleep with the curtains open so we could see the curled branches against the night sky. It made it hard for me to sleep, but I had gradually gotten used to it.  

Page 56:  

"Everyone is certainly dressed to the nines," I stuttered to her, and then smiled at a transsexual dressed in the guise of a 1960s housewife who danced past. People had strange fantasies - there really were people who wanted that old fashioned life. 

Would you read on?

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  1. What an intriguing story! Great excerpts, and I do want to keep reading. Here's mine: “FALLOUT”

  2. Finlind sounds like an interesting setting for crime fiction! Hope you enjoy this.

    Here's my Friday post.

  3. Sounds like a page turner!! Happy weekend!

  4. I've never read a book set in Finland. Is the author Finnish. Are you learning Finnish words and cultural information along the way? That would be awesome. My Friday quotes come from the book SAVING MY ENEMY

  5. I like reading mysteries set in other countries than my own. I don't know if I've read one set in Finland yet. I hope you are enjoying Her Enemy. Have a great weekend, Harvee.

  6. I hope you're enjoying it! Thanks for sharing. :)


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