Wednesday, April 23, 2014

UK Giveaway: TWO SOLDIERS by Roslund & Hellström (Quercus)

untitledThe lovely people at Quercus have provided four giveaway copies of Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström’s latest novel, TWO SOLDIERS! I have a copy for myself, too, and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in. I haven’t read much Scandinavian thriller fiction, so I’m eager to start this. Roslund & Hellstrom also wrote the bestselling Three Seconds and Cell 8 (both of which are under £2 for UK Kindle, incidentally).

Two Soldiers was translated by Karl Dickson. It is published tomorrow! Here’s the synopsis:


In the Stockholm suburb of Råby, tensions between the Swedish authorities and organised juvenile gangs are approaching critical mass.


Investigators José Pereira and DCI Ewert Grens are increasingly disturbed by the escalating militancy of these criminal enterprises.


The police are of little concern to blood brothers Leon and Gabriel. They have vowed to secure dominance in the area, at any cost.

A dangerous collision awaits both sides. And so does a shocking revelation that will make all four men question the direction their lives have taken.

I’m afraid this is a UK-only giveaway, so sorry to all other readers. If you’d like to get your hands on a copy, all you have to do is leave a comment, below, or email at the usual address (at the very bottom of the page). I’ll leave things open until noon, Monday 28th April.


  1. This looks really interesting-like you, not read much (if any!) Scandinavian thriller, but have had excellent reports of the genre....

    1. Indeed. It's only recently that I've been receiving press releases and review copies by Scandinavian authors, so it's been a pretty eye-opening (and wallet-opening) experience. :) I've been trying to diversify the genres covered by the blog, and this is definitely an area I want to expand into.

  2. Haven't read anything along these lines, sounds like interesting starting point.

    I'm @liveotherwise on Twitter for contact purposes should it be necessary :)

  3. Chanced upon their books in the library - it's gritty to say the least!

  4. And the winners are (picked using the high-tech device known as "dice"): "liveotherwise", Matt (emailed), Catie (emailed), and Helene (emailed).