A chilling true crime story of poisonous family secrets, love gone wrong, and a cold case that refused to stay buriedIn late summer of 2012, millionaire landowner Gran Lundblad went missing from his farm in Sweden. When a search yielded nothing, and all physical evidence had seemingly disappeared, authorities had little to go onexcept a disturbing phone call five weeks later from Grans daughter Maria. She was sure that her sister, Sara, was somehow involved. At the heart of the alleged crime: Saras greed, her fathers land holdings, and his bitter feud with Saras idler boyfriend.With no body, there was no crimeand the case went as cold and dark as the forests of southern Sweden. But not for Therese Tang. For two years, this case was her obsession.A hard-working ex-model, mother of three, and Missing People investigator, Therese was willing to put her own safety at risk in order to uncover the truth. What she found was a nest of depraved secrets, lies, and betrayal. All she had to do now...
|Title||:||The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator|
|Number of Pages||:||303 pages|
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The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator Reviews
This was my Kindle First choice for October and I could've picked 3 this month but since true crime is my real "bag" I opted for this and I'm so pleased I did. I really enjoyed it, a fascinating look into how the Swedes investigate a murder (or not) !! I was shocked at one case being referred to as a suicide when the victim was located in his car boot !!
I also found it pretty staggering that they appeared to be only capable of investigating one murder case at a time and all others got left by t ...more
This was an okay read, not very titillating. It was a very average run-of-the mill murder motivated by the desire for money and maybe a little bit for love. The victim wasn't likeable and I feel like I barely knew his daughter. We got a slightly more in depth look at her boyfriend. The only thing that made this crime newsworthy was the way Missing Person frontrunner Therese coerced the boyfriend into spilling his guts. I can't be the only one who read this story who felt Therese probably did a w ...more
After a quite disappointing experience with an alleged “true crime” tale several months ago, I nearly passed this one up. But my fondness for Nordic Noir in most any form—Stieg Larsson opened my eyes and I’ve never looked back since—persuaded me that this one might be entertaining. All that snow, and Swedes doing weird things, with surnames and placenames littered with diacritical marks of all types.
There is another review here that recounts virtually every aspect of the plot, to include backsto ...more
Interesting, gripping and well enough written true crime story.
It's actually one of those Nordic Noir stories but non-fiction isn't it?
The story itself was interesting enough to keep me glued to the book. The somewhat bizarre way the crime was solved was worthy of a book. What it lacked though for me were the characters to really connect with.
I surely enjoyed reading it but it didn't shake me like some true crime does.
Crime story drama
I read this book in two sittings because I could not put it down. I would have given it five stars but for my difficulty in relating to the different locations. This is my problem. A map would have been helpful. The list of characters at the beginning of the book was very helpful. The translator made this very readable. I especially liked the comparison between what is allowed legally in Sweden as compared to the USA. If you like stories of how true mysteries can be solved, this ...more
Perhaps due to this being translated to English, or possibly just writing style, it wasn’t always the easiest story to follow with regard to characters and sequencing. But that said I enjoyed the story overall.
I'm not used to reviewing true crime books. You can't comment on the plot, per se. For me the key points were how did the writer assemble the pieces: was it clear, interesting? Yes, it was. Rather a lot of repetition, but that was necessary in telling the story from different points of view. Another point, was the situation interesting? To that a definite yes. I haven't read much about Sweden and found it all fascinating. The life of people on the farms, social ties, the police and judicial syst ...more
Didn’t finish - didn’t care for author’s writing style at all.