The Double Silence
The Double SilenceMari Jungstedt
Mari Jungstedt is a major Swedish Crime sensation: 15 books published in 17 languages. THE DOUBLE SILENCE is the seventh book in her Gotland series.
“Can you be one and the same person at the same time? I mean two people.”
This famous quote from Ingmar Bergman’s movie Persona is at the heart of THE DOUBLE SILENCE.
Now Mari Jungstedt turns slightly away from regular police procedure, from Anders Knutas and from journalist Johan Berg and his relationship with Emma Winarve, instead directing her attention to police inspector Karin Jacobsson and a new set of characters. More in the vein of a psychological thriller, Jungstedt skilfully plays with the complexity of relationships often found between people in group constellations, exploring group behaviour and what happens when one domino starts to fall.
Gotland’s spectacular scenery, wild weather and the isolation of the island make it the perfect setting for a crime series that plays on the hair-raising feeling that someone is watching you. The series follows Inspector Anders Knutas, who has worked for the Visby police force for thirty years. He has an ailing marriage, and harbours secret feelings for his co-worker Karin Jacobsson, a bundle of energy who is strangely secretive about her private life. Knutas and Jacobsson’s investigations take them into the secluded homes and dark secrets of the Gotland citizens they serve to protect.
Danish: People’s Press