Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Review: Tonight You’re Dead (Sandhamn Murders #4)

Author: Viveca Sten
Started reading: July 10th 2022
Finished the book: July 16th 2022
Pages: 411
Genres: Crime, Fiction, Mystery
Published: November 14th 2017
Source: Ebook
Goodreads score: 4.08
My score:
Soon to be divorced, attorney Nora Linde is finding her way as a single mother, and even falling in love again, when she’s asked by her childhood friend Detective Thomas Andreasson to help in a disturbing investigation. Marcus Nielsen, a university student, has apparently committed suicide, but it’s what he’s left behind that’s so suspicious and damning: his research into the Coastal Rangers, an elite military group where, in 1976, a young cadet died under questionable circumstances, a sadistic sergeant went free, and a case went cold.

When two of Nielsen’s contacts are also found dead—and diaries of their tortuous training turn up missing—Thomas and Nora are certain that whatever happened three decades ago is unforgivable. And for someone who wants to keep those secrets buried—unforgettable. Now they must fight against time to expose a cover-up that hasn’t yet claimed its last victim.

My thoughts
This is such a fun and easy to read crime/mystery series! I've been on and off with my ratings with the previous 3 books getting 4, 5 and 4 stars. Maybe I had such high, high expectations that this book fell a bit flat for me, but it was still very enjoyable! I read it pretty fast and I'm very curious about the next book.

  • Short chapters: It's just a given for me that short chapters make me read books so much faster. I don't know how or why, but it just makes me rush through books. I do feel like when I LOVE a book, it doesn't matter that much, but in books that get 3/4 stars it can really make a difference.
  • Characters: What I love about reading book series, is that you can follow the characters that you love. If I'm not invested in the characters I will not continue reading a series. Thomas and Nora are such fun and loveable characters to me. I love following them in their lives and these two are definitely my favorite part in this series.
  • Army: I've always had an interest in the army and the education of how to become a soldier. I've watched multiple series on Discovery Channel and our local TV channels and it always interests me. The fact that this plays a huge part in this book piqued my interest right away.

  • History: This book feels very similar to a previous book in this series. It's again a diary in history that we follow and I was a bit sad that it was actually the same concept as a different book in this series.
  • Plot: I guessed the plot and the ending way before the main character(s) did and in my opinion that's never really a good thing. Made me a bit disappointed. 
  • Characters: There are so many side characters in this book; many, many soldiers and I had a hard time keeping them apart.
  • Ending: The ending felt very abrupt and a bit weird to me. I could have used and wanted 3 or more chapters.
This book didn't score as high as the other books in this series, mainly because I had multiple cons. I did enjoy the book though, I read it quite fast and I'm still very invested in the main characters. I already put the #5 book on my soon-to-read list and I'm hoping it will be a 4 or 5 again!

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