Marked for Life

Marked for Life

Book - 2016
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International bestselling author Emelie Schepp introduces the enigmatic, unforgettable Jana Berzelius in this suspenseful debut novel 

"A fast-paced thriller with the draw of a ninja-strong female lead and enough adrenaline to make a good night's sleep a near impossibility." --Booklist 


When the head of immigration is shot dead, suspects quickly emerge. But no one can account for the mysterious child-size fingerprints at the scene. 

Public prosecutor Jana Berzelius steps in to lead the investigation. Young and brilliant but emotionally cold, Berzelius, like her famous prosecutor father, is not swayed by the devious widow or threats of blackmail. She is steely, aloof, impenetrable. Until the boy... 

On a nearby shore, the drug-riddled body of a young teen is found along with a murder weapon. Reviewing his autopsy, Berzelius sees something hauntingly familiar... Carved deeply into his flesh are initials that scream child trafficking--and trigger in her a flash of recognition from her own nightmarish childhood. 

Now, to protect herself and keep her dark past a secret, she must solve the crimes and find the depraved mastermind first...before the police do.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : MIRA, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780778319726
Characteristics: 381 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Märka för livet


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Sep 05, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this book! A page turner!

Dec 26, 2016

(The first book in the Jana Berzelius series) SWEDISH

Dec 18, 2016

Great start to this Scandi-noir police procedural trilogy. Has a strong female protagonist who is kind of a cross between (Kathleen) Mallory & Lisbeth Salander.
Crimes the cops are investigating include child trafficking & abuse of immigrants seeking asylum which gives the plot a chilling relevance to current events.
Only quibble is uneven translation with odd word choices & awkward phrasing that pulls you out of the story periodically. Still an impressive debut & I look forward to reading "Marked for Revenge".

Sep 29, 2016

This is the first piece of Nordic crime that I have ever read and I was impressed! The novel mimics a police procedural novel but it’s very unique in the sense that it switches gears during the second half of the novel. It's for sure worth the read!

For my full review visit my blog Clues and Reviews

Sep 09, 2016

awesome, if you liked Sig Larsson , you will like this. can't wait for the other 2 books of the trilogy are released in Canada. I understand that they are completed

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