My book club ladies who've read it say they couldn't put it down. Can't say I agree. I will plod on through it and hopefully things will pick up but so far I'm not gagging to know what happens. You might get more from it if you read the original Swedish but for me the English translation ruins it. The translator uses the phrase "so to speak" all the time and I'm guessing it's a common phrase in Scandinavia because our own Crown Princess Mary of Tasmania who has acquired a very lilting Danish/English accent uses it constantly.