Lifetime by Liza MarklundLifetime by Liza Marklund


byLiza Marklund

Paperback | April 30, 2013

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A police officer is callously shot and killed in his bedroom in front of his traumatized wife, Julia. When the police arrive on the scene, Julia rambles on about a woman entering the house, killing David and kidnapping their son, but all the evidence suggests Julia is guilty of the crime. Reporter Annika Bengtzon covers the case and is drawn in headfirst when she realizes that Julia is about to be falsely charged. Working against the clock, Annika is determined to clear Julia's name and locate her missing son.
LIZA MARKLUND is an author, publisher, journalist, columnist and Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. Her crime novels featuring the relentless reporter Annika Bengtzon instantly became an international hit. To date Marklund's books have sold 13 million copies in 30 languages.
Title:LifetimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.17 × 0.99 inPublished:April 30, 2013Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307358550

ISBN - 13:9780307358554

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really enjoy this character Liza Marklund's latest book Lifetime is the seventh book featuring newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon. Stockholm, Sweden. Police Officer Nina Hoffman is on patrol when a shots fired call comes in. Nina and her partner race to the scene - only to find that the victim is another cop - and his wife Julia is lying beside him, covered in blood. Worse still - their four year old son is missing. Julia swears there was someone else in the apartment. Nina is sure her friend and former co worker could not do such a thing. Or could she....? Annika knows both women - she did a story on them years before. The high profile case is a story worth investigating. This is the third book I've read by Marklund and I've enjoyed every one. Annika is a complicated protagonist - she's headstrong, impulsive and plunges headlong into her stories. She trusts her instincts and hunches and follows them regardless. But her personal life is in a shambles - she herself is suspected of a crime and her marriage is falling apart. Although I've heard some other readers remark that this secondary storyline muddies the waters of the main plot, I disagree. I quite like seeing the two sides of Annika's life personal and professional. Both story lines held my interest equally. Annika's investigation leads to more questions and links to the past, with the path to answers and resolution anything but straight. Marklund keeps us guessing about Julia until the very end. And the end was a lovely 'gotcha'. Marklund brings the setting to life as well, with descriptions that underline the gritty tone of the mystery. This is an excellent series with a character I quite like. Definitely recommended. I'll be watching for the next in the series
Date published: 2013-04-10

Editorial Reviews

"One of the most popular crime writers of our time." —Patricia Cornwell"The plot is so excellent that I cannot think of any other writer than Liza Marklund to have cooked it up. As we approach the dramatic denouement, the author displays her full register, and greatness, as a crime writer. Few, if any, have her capacity to change the pace of the story instantly, and her portrayals of fatigue, fear and despair are first-rate." —Aftenposten (Norway) "Marklund plays with Swedish history, politics, and current events all the while maintaining the integrity of her characters.... A series to savour." —Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail“Marklund has created a complex page-turner, complete with gritty realism, a flawed but likable protagonist, and nonstop suspense.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The plot is smart and suspenseful. The agreeably flawed Annika’s personal story, which avoids clichés even as her husband falls into one in taking up with a beautiful blonde, draws us in. And Marklund knows her journalistic turf: Her rendering of the methods, internal politics and economics of newspapers is spot on. The best of Marklund’s books to be published in the U.S., this work sets readers up for the next installment of the Annika Bengtzon series, A Place in the Sun, with a tantalizing last-minute revelation.” —Kirkus Reviews