THE LAST GRUDGE | Max Seeck
(Ghosts of the Past #3)
02.07.2023 | Berkley
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Powerful executive Eliel Zetterborg has been found murdered in his upscale Helsinki home. What at first seems like a straightforward case soon proves to be anything but when it becomes clear the murderer has other targets. The only clue the police have is a photo of Zetterborg with three men whose faces have all been scratched off.
Detective Jessica Niemi has taken some time off from her work with the Helsinki police to track down the coven that nearly killed her, and her partner, Yusuf, is assigned to lead the investigation. But as Yusuf delves into the case, he realizes he needs Jessica’s help. And as they dig deeper, they realize that the evil they’ve been hunting all along has returned and is lying in wait for the right moment to strike.
How does Seeck manage to keep coming up with such fantastic cases for this series? I absolutely love every single book!
In the third installment for this series, we’re back with familiar characters in the Helsinki police department, as well as nods and connections to former cases from previous books. While I think you might be able to read this one without the previous two titles, the series is currently so short that I recommend starting with book one.
Just like with previous installments, Seeck holds true to the grit and darkness of Nordic Noir. The case is intricately detailed with small hints revealed along the way. The twists and turns are so subtly delivered that at times I didn’t see them coming at all. Seeck’s writing is so smooth that the reader is completely engrossed with every single plotline and possible outcome in each of these novels.
I simply cannot recommend this series more!
A huge thank you to Berkley for my gifted copy!