Leona: The Die Is Cast
Fans of Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell need to know Jenny Rogneby’s name—the latest crime writer out of Sweden. In this first volume of a trilogy, Leona: The Die is Cast opens with the visceral scene of a naked 7-year-old girl walking into a Stockholm bank and stealing millions. Investigator Leona Lindberg of Stockholm’s Violent Crimes Unit is put on the case, but her personal life—a failing marriage, a pesky gambling problem, and a sick child—threaten to jeopardize the investigation. As she gets sucked into the case, Leona begins to question the morality of institutional police power and what we really know about the people around us.
If you’re anything like me, you keep reading psychological suspense novels in the hopes that one will thrill you like Gone Girl did. Ah, Gone Girl, with the twist no one saw coming. The novel that made me doubt all fictional marriages and question every move made by those untrustworthy narrators. These seven thrillers, all recently published, are sure to sow seeds of doubt and send a shiver down your spine.