Bess and Halland live in a small town, where everyone knows everyone else. When Halland is found murdered in the main square the police encounter only riddles. For Bess bereavement marks the start of a journey that leads her to a reassessment of first friends, then family.
Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'If you like crime you won't be disappointed. The book has all the right ingredients. A murder, a gun, an inspector, suspense.
But the story strays far beyond the whodunit norm. In beautifully stark language Pia Juul manages to chart the phases of bereavement.
Author: Juul, Pia, Martin, Aitken, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Peirene Press Ltd, Series: N/A, Publisher: Peirene Press Ltd, Published: 01/06/2012, Pagination: 189 pages, Classification: Fiction & related items,