Game

Game This edition is out of print Sydney is hosting the soccer World Cup in a few weeks time when Detective Sergeant Morgan Callaghan is assigned to lead an investigation of three dead women who have been

  • Title: Game
  • Author: A.C. Efverman
  • ISBN: 9781516979929
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • This edition is out of print Sydney is hosting the soccer World Cup in a few weeks time, when Detective Sergeant Morgan Callaghan is assigned to lead an investigation of three dead women who have been found in central parts of the city Morgan s mother is dying, and his family is less than understanding of the pressure that Morgan has been placed under by his superiors aThis edition is out of print Sydney is hosting the soccer World Cup in a few weeks time, when Detective Sergeant Morgan Callaghan is assigned to lead an investigation of three dead women who have been found in central parts of the city Morgan s mother is dying, and his family is less than understanding of the pressure that Morgan has been placed under by his superiors and the FIFA committee The hunt for a serial killer leads Morgan into a darkness he has never experienced before and in this darkness he ll lose than he ever thought was possibleThis dark, relentless thriller takes you on a journey through Sydney where you will get to know DS Morgan Callaghan and you ll also gain a rare insight into what it s like to work on a murder investigation in Australia Skuggspel the Swedish edition of GAME was 1 Bestseller on USA in November 2015 and Skuggspel was also 1 Bestseller on Australia i March 2016.

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    1. 3.5★sWhen the body of the latest young woman was discovered, Detective Sergeant Morgan Callaghan knew they had a serial killer on their hands. With the World Cup soccer being hosted by Sydney in only a few short weeks, Morgan’s bosses knew the murders had to be kept away from the press. The public panic if they heard of a serial killer roaming the streets of Sydney would be catastrophic; the investigative team would need to put this one as a top priority and find the killer fast.Though Morga [...]

    2. This was a good introduction to DS Morgan Callaghan, a detective whose private life can be described as turbulent, to say the very least. The plot certainly has a darker tone and a thrillingly violent ending. Yet, for me, the language lacked the flow necessary to support the story. I understand that the author writes first in Swedish and I wish I could read that language because I think it loses something in translation. However, I believe that this is something that will improve book by book.I [...]

    3. This was a great read. Set in Sydney, Australia. The author does a great job of describing the city and it's landmarks, beaches, etc. Made me wish I was there, at times I could picture myself there. DS Morgan Callaghan has a lot going on in his life. Not the least of which is that there is a serial killer on the loose and they are keeping it very quiet as the World Cup is coming soon and the powers that be wants it to stay that way as they don't want to lose the tourism business/dollars. This bo [...]

    4. This is an unlikely entry into the field of Scandinavian noir. It's a police procedural that takes us to Australia, and the realm of World Cup soccer. And from there becomes a first-rate thriller. The author definitely shows her native Scandinavian aesthetic, and a dark view that translates well to the seemingly sunny land of down under. If is the first entry in a new series, all I can say is, hang on for the ride!

    5. 'Skuggspel' was #1 Best Seller in Swedish Language Fiction on (USA) in November 2015 - and was also #1 Best Seller in Swedish eBooks on (Australia) in March 2016. Written by Swedish crime fiction author A.C. Efverman who has lived in Australia for nineteen years.A dark, relentless thriller that takes you on a journey through Sydney; where you will get to know Detective Sergeant Morgan Callaghan - and you'll also gain a rare insight into what it feels like to work on a murder investigation in A [...]

    6. I enjoyed getting to know the troubled main character Morgan and it was interesting to follow the police investigation so closely. There was an unusual unexpected twist at the end. The story stayed in my mind for days after I finished reading the book and I'm eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.

    7. Well I wasn't disappointed in A.C.'s book. It followed a good path that was interesting and informative. Morgan was interesting to follow through the whole story and A.C. can write like nobody else can. Hope we see a lot more books by her.

    8. With my daughter at school and my one-year old son finally asleep, I cuddle up on the couch under a blanket. I have a steaming cup of peppermint tea ready and beside me a plate with crunchy cookies in the shape of the Star Wars characters R2 D2, Yoda and Darth Vader, the result of yesterday's baking with the kids. Finally a moment to myself, a moment I intend to devote to reading a book instead of cleaning, washing or planning dinner.For me, reading a fiction book means relaxation and enjoyment. [...]

    9. En kriminalroman som utspelas i Sydney - av svensk författare som bott i Australien i nitton år. Boken finns i både pocket och e-bok på bl a över hela världen - och på bl a Adlibris och Bokus i Sverige.#1 Best Seller in Swedish Language Fiction på (november 2015) och #1 Best Seller in Swedish eBooks på (mars 2016). Sydney ska vara värd för VM i fotboll om några veckor när Kommissarie Morgan Callaghan får i uppdrag att leda en utredning gällande tre döda kvinnor som har hittats [...]

    10. DS Morgan Callaghan is a bit like Harry Hole of the Jo Nesbo crime thrillers. He too has a stubbornness to solve the crime whatever the consequences, as well as an impulsive and defiant character. With the addition of a few more character flaws, DS Callaghan is easy to empathise with. In 'Game' Callaghan is faced with a serial killer, but due to the forthcoming large sports event in Sydney, he has to keep the case from leaking out into the media and the public, hence making his task to keep one [...]

    11. I recognised many places in this book as it's set in Sydney. It was filled with suspense and did not shy away from describing violence realistically, and the story kept me interested all the way through to the end. Overall a very good entry from an author I had never heard of before and I look forward to reading more books by.

    12. My View:This police procedural would make an excellent film script Efverman writes a book that is heavy on detail, crime and personal tragedies. This book could so easily be read as a script for a TV show - such are the directions and the descriptions provided. My favourite piece in the book is an observation, a reflection that the protagonist (DS Callaghan) makes about serial killers, “As I said: he is a psychopath. These guys don’t follow any rules. They make up their own agendas. Serial k [...]

    13. Detective Sargent Morgan Callahan is a troubled man with many stressors. He is charged with solving a series of gruesome murders as World Cup Soccer looms in the near future of Sydney, Australia. He is under a great deal of pressure to solve the crimes before tourists descend upon the city. If that isn’t enough for anyone to handle, DS Morgan is also dealing with the death of his mother and an unstable romantic relationship with a woman whom finds herself pregnant and is thinking of getting ri [...]

    14. I really enjoyed A.C.Efverman's first novel, the first of the DS Callaghan series, and I hope there are many more to come. There are plenty of twists in a great story - it certainly had me captivated to the end, wanting to know the outcome. No spoilers here, of course. Suffice to say, Efverman knows how to spin a tale, and most importantly she creates a highly believable protagonist (and I used to be a DS). DS Callaghan has plenty of flaws, but he is very, very human.

    15. I read the kindle edition of this book. I thought the plot was ok but the English language version of this book badly needs editing by a professional or someone with that level of skill. It has too much passive voice, is wordy, has some unusual and probably incorrect word usage, and a number of grammatical errors such as the frequent use of (for example) "Me and Steve" at the beginning of a sentence instead of "Steve and I"

    16. Reasonably constructed story but the ending seemed contrived and convenient. Quite a few errors in the language and expressions , perhaps due to translation. Also, people in Thai restaurants use forks and spoons - not « eating sticks ».

    17. Eerie bookStarting with a great premise but neglecting the actual writing that would create a good read, this was a good attempt. Too sketchy, not well edited, if at all. I thought I was reading a screenplay or a draft. Perhaps the author just threw this out there to get to the next?

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