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Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Father by Anton Svensson

How does a child become a criminal? How does a father lose a son?

An epic crime novel with the excitement of Jo Nesbo's Headhunters and the narrative depth of We Need to Talk About KevinThe Father is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who committed ten audacious bank robberies in Sweden over the course of just two years.

None had committed a crime before. All were under twenty-four years old. When their incredible spree had come to an end amid the glare of the international media, all of them would be changed forever as individuals and as a family.

This intoxicating, heartbreaking thriller tells the story of how three boys are transformed over the course of their lives from innocent children to the most wanted criminals in Sweden. And of the man who made them that way: their father.
Review: This true account of the development of a bunch of criminals, and the knock on effects that this has is truly a gripping read. Alternating between the past and present, this novel has a much more in depth view of all of the characters than usually found, which makes it a fascinating read. This is by no means a light read, but it's certainly interesting enough to keep you hooked until the very last page - especially when you remember that all of it actually happened! Part 2 promises to be another great book!

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