Sex, lies and ill-fitting swimwear … Sun Protection Factor 100
Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to investigate a mysterious death. Nyman arrives in the town dominated by a bizarre holiday village – the ‘hottest beach in Finland’. The suspect: Olivia Koski, who has only recently returned to her old hometown. The mission: find out what happened, by any means necessary.
With a nod to Fargo, and dark noir, Palm Beach, Finlandis both a page-turning thriller and a black comedy about lust for money, fleeing dreams and people struggling at turning points in their lives – chasing their fantasies regardless of reason.
Palm Beach Finland is available now in ebook and paperback. The ebook is currently only 99 p. You can purchase your copy of both here.
I’m a huge fan of this author and his unique writting style that perfectly blends dark noir with humour. Palm Beach Finland was no exception and I often found myself laughing aloud at the characters antics.
There are some truly fantastic characters in this book which are each so wonderfully endearing that you can’t help but like them. My favourite was Leivo, the resort owner who was an hilarious character with his misguided plans to make his resort the best thing in Europe. Olivia was another favourite character of mine as I found her to be hugely likeable but very astute as nothing much gets by her. Her chemistry with Nyman was lovely to read about and I found myself really wanting them to get together.
This is a book about a murder investigation but it’s actually a lot more then that as the focus is also on the characters and their story. Its a very unpredictable book as your never sure what’s going to happen next but that’s half the fun! I thoroughly enjoyed this fun, witty and mad book.
This is the third book by this author I have read and I’m slowly working my way through his older books. I’m very excited to see what he comes up with next, a must-read author for everyone as I guarantee it will make you laugh!
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for my copy of this book and for inviting me onto the blog. If you like funny, unusual crime fiction then you’ll love this book!
About The Author:
Finnish Antti Tuomainen (b. 1971) was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author. The critically acclaimed My Brother’s Keeper was published two years later. In 2011 Tuomainen’s third novel, The Healer, was awarded the Clue Award for ‘Best Finnish Crime Novel of 2011’ and was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award. The Finnish press labelled The Healer – the story of a writer desperately searching for his missing wife in a post-apocalyptic Helsinki – ‘unputdownable’. Two years later in 2013 they crowned Tuomainen ‘The King of Helsinki Noir’ when Dark as My Heart was published. With a piercing and evocative style, Tuomainen is one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime genre formula. The Man Who Died brought him to his literary best.
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