Vacation. Mystery readers looking for an entertaining novel that’s set in a hot summer are likely to enjoy The Inspector and Silence by the Swedish writer Hakan Nesser. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren has scheduled a vacation in a few weeks’ time, and agrees to take on an out-of-town case to kill some time until he can get away. A young girl has been murdered near a holiday camp, and Van Veeteren faces the silence of cult members in whose program the girl was participating until her death. Fans of character-driven mysteries are those most likely to enjoy this book.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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