A must-read . . . Lagercrantz guides us with playful ease
One likes Rekke and Vargas - both as partners and as individuals - and that's where David Lagercrantz really captivates the reader
Very entertaining . . . the depiction of the double act's friendship is finely tuned and poignant
I have no choice but to surrender. David Lagercrantz knows his craft
An enormous amount of research is behind this story, everything from music-theoretical concepts to the rapidly growing class alienation of the noughties is depicted with precision
An ambitious and complex plot that wants to follow the conventional thriller template on one hand, but on the other hand wants to tell us something more
The craftsmanship has been honed following the Millennium novels. As if he has imitated the winning concept to perfection . . . It works brilliantly
David Lagercrantz skilfully navigates the complicated plot, from the Taliban's Afghanistan, through the Soviet Union's prominent music schools, Islamist terrorist attacks and wars, behind the doors of the CIA and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs . . . Lagercrantz guides us with playful ease . . . Dark Music is a book that has to be read
A nerve-racking political thriller with the most exciting detective duo in a long time. Micaela Vargas, a fighter, and Hans Rekke, a tragic genius - characters so complex and engaging that you become addicted to them. Bring on their next case, David Lagercrantz!
Takes in the Taliban's hatred of music and musicians, the Americans' use of torture in the 'War on Terror' and much else. [A] rich, engrossing novel.
Dark Music . . . has a cosmopolitan collection of oddball characters, and themes as diverse as classical music and Sweden's antiterrorist policies.
A crime thriller inspired by Sherlock Holmes, written by the author who successfully continued writing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy sounds like a dream. But it's happened . . . You'll love the massive contrast in styles of the two main characters, as they cope with the ups and downs of a complicated investigation - one Holmes himself would have loved to solve
Fans of dark Swedish crime will love this moody thriller from the guy who continued Stieg Larsson's dragon tattoo series
A slow burner with emphasis on character development, Dark Music is an intricately written and gripping Scandi-crime read - teeing up future stories for its protagonists
Fans of dark Swedish crime will love this moody thriller from the guy who continued Stieg Larsson's dragon tattoo series.
A complex and dark Sherlock Holmesian tale, first in a new series by from The Girl in the Spider's Web author.
A murder investigation with complex international tendrils is well handled by Lagercrantz, and Ian Giles provides an idiomatic translation