Anders Roslund

Three Days / Knock Knock

Release date: July 19 2019 / Original title: Jamåhonleva

Three Days / Knock Knock

Five red candles on a cake. Anticipation. How was Zana to know that this day would change so many people’s lives? All she wanted was to sing “Happy Birthday.”

When Ewert Grens enters the Stockholm apartment, the scent of spoiled food and something far worse hits his nose. What he sees will stay with him for years to come. Almost two decades have passed when he finds himself back at the apartment again. Someone has returned, and is looking for Zana. It will be a race against time to find her before they do.

Anders Roslund’s bone-chilling Jamåhonleva (Knock Knock/Three Days) is a tale of revenge and treachery, and sees the iconic duo Grens and Hoffman reunite as the world trembles during three explosive days.


“Roslund knows how to create a raw, honest world like no other … You can feel the tension of Drie Dagen (Three Days/Knock Knock) glowing directly from the page … Roslund describes the characters in a good way and just as they are. As a reader you can really feel the same pressure as the both gentlemen (Grens and Hoffman) feel when they are fighting against the clock. Dramatic decisions need to be made within a short period of time. Drie Dagen is fantastic reading. You are drawn into the story and can’t wait for the payoff … Roslund knows how to put all together without feeling messy … The only bad thing about Drie Dagen is that it ends and you have to wait for the next adventure.”
ThrillZone (Netherlands)
“Roslund knows how to write a breathtaking and terrific story, this one placing itself in between “Nordic Noir” and political thriller. It also succeeds in presenting fascinating character portraits, in particular that of the harsh police officer, who has decided to spend the rest of his time in Swedish family idyll, and of the lonely investigator who lost his beloved many years back and now dreadfully awaits retirement in half a year, which will claim his whole identity away from him. Hun skal leve / Knock Knock / Three Days is one of the best crime novels this reviewer has read in a very long time.”
★★★★★★ Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
“An elegantly designed crime novel … Hun skal leve / Knock Knock / Three Days contains everything that a crime novel lover could wish for including American hard-boiled action and the sensibility of a Nordic nuclear family … Anders Roslund gives us a proper round of darkness.”
Politiken (Denmark)
"This standalone to the Ewert Grens series with Piet Hoffman and his family as main characters, is even better than the first one ... It's a really exciting story that is closely related to one of Ewert Grens' old cases ... Once again, Roslund proves that he is the master of mixing a magnificent crime novel with an exciting story line - a book at a high international level and a "must read" for all crime readers."
Krimifan (Denmark)
“One of this year’s very best crime novels, that will keep even the most well-read and quality-conscious crime readers in a breathtaking iron grip from beginning to end … Brilliant crime fiction in every aspect. Content, form, language, composition, tempo and psychology; all working together to such a degree that as a reader one is thoroughly on edge all the way through, in such a way that one could even find oneself tempted to re-read this delightfully substantial crime novel in order to dwell on the details that are fully understood only at the end … Anders Roslund is getting better and better, and he belongs since a long time ago to the Swedish Super League alongside Arne Dahl and Stieg Larsson … Intelligent and accomplished crime, that one can almost not recommend enough.”
Dansk Bibliotekscenter (Denmark)
“There are novels where you have to read many pages before you’re truly caught by the story. And then there are those that catch your attention from the first page to such a degree that you want to read it all before you put it down. Swedish Anders Roslund’s crime novel Knock Knock/Three Days is an example of the latter ... Knock Knock/Three Days is an exciting piece of crime fiction with realistic character portraits and a great plot. It’s hard to find anything that doesn’t work with it – that it’s well-written is yet another plus. But then again, Anders Roslund is an experienced author.”
★★★★★ Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark)
"As usual, the entertainment is total with an insanely exciting story that is extremely hard to put down. Roslund has never been better ... Roslund’s immense strength lies in his solid research and vast knowledge of organized crime, but at the same time he is also a master of intricate plots, in which the tension rises to another level towards the end – and finally, his two main characters in particular are extremely well-written. Anders Roslund is one of the giants in Swedish crime fiction ... It is a truly outstanding and read-worthy thriller, and Roslund has probably never been better. The plot about gunrunning and arms trade is painfully relevant with that many gang shootings you constantly hear about. The mix of facts and fiction works optimally, and the plot, with its swift transitions between the main characters, adds to the building of the tension.”
Litteratursiden (Denmark)
“I’m deeply fascinated by Roslund’s ability to capture me in a crime universe I’ve no desire to leave again. Impressive crime craftsmanship. It’s the goddamn best reading experience of the year.
Vildmedkrimi (Denmark)
"Jamåhonleva/Knock Knock/Three Days is […] a breathtakingly thrilling, heartbreaking story of unscrupulous arms trading, shootings, and all their underlying causes. And above all, what an upbringing in close connection with violence and guns can do to a child’s perspective ... This definitely is one of this year’s best and also most tragic crime fiction reads.”
Skånska Dagbladet (Sweden)
"An edge of your seat thriller about revenge and treachery during three fateful days.”
Vi Läser (Sweden)
“Soon you are immersed in an intro so frightening you will have a hard time forgetting its imagery … Roslund’s crime novel is of the sweaty, action-packed kind, and you read it with a pounding pulse and constant sense of unease. At the same time, it is a gripping and smart plot to consume and ponder.”
Göteborgs-Posten (Sweden)
"That we stand before a new page-turner, told with an economic and vigorous language, is evident ... Clever, thought-provoking and incredibly well-written. All to the tunes of a soundtrack of which we just want more.”
Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
“Anders Roslund […] deservedly belongs among the bestsellers and his novels always live up to a high standard. [He is an] ambitious wordsmith who is able to carve out an escalating tension that builds throughout ... [Jamåhonleva/Three Days/Knock Knock] is among the best this year and rather impossible to put down.”
Upsala Nya Tidning (Sweden)
"Jamåhonleva/Three Days/ Knock Knock is as skillfully told and exciting as [Roslund & Hellström's] previous novels. The character description is excellent, and the reader empathizes with both the main character as well as the side characters. The description of the setting is well-executed. All in all, this is a great thriller about organized crime and revenge, but also about trust and loyalty.”
BTJ (Sweden)
“Anders Roslund knows how to build a plot about what humans are willing to do in order to devastate the lives of others or to prevent evil from triumphing over life. [Jamåhonleva/Three Days/Knock Knock] is a novel to be read when you feel safe in your own little space, since it is such a ferocious and powerful cocktail of hidden cruelties [and] false hope, that anything else would be madness.”
Ölandsbladet (Sweden)
“Anders Roslund is without a doubt a heavyweight within Swedish crime fiction … Jamåhonleva/Three Days/Knock Knock is a great crime novel, in which criminal detective Ewert Grens and infiltrator Piet Hoffman are once again shining … What an intro! Darker than Ellroy. It should not be possible … And the final – a grande, grande finale!”
Borås Tidning (Sweden)
“Jamåhonleva, the new crime novel about Piet Hoffman and the grumpy Ewert Grens, is impossible to put down. I don’t know how Anders Roslund succeeds in pulling days, hours, minutes and seconds together in to a thrilling denouement.”
Expressen, Mats Olsson (Sweden)

Jamåhonleva |  Sweden |  Albert Bonniers
Arab World (under translation) | Al Arabi
Bulgaria (under translation) | Ciela
Croatia (under translation) |  Znanje
Czech Republic (under translation) | Euromedia
Hun skal leve | Denmark | Modtryk
Estonia (under translation) | Eesti Raamat
Finland (under translation) | WSOY
France (under translation) | Fayard
Germany (under translation) | Ullstein
Greece (under translation) | Livanis
Hungary (under translation) | 21. Század
Iceland (under translation) | Ugla
Israel (under translation) | Sela
Italy (under translation) | Einaudi
Japan (under translation) | Hayakawa
Latvia (under translation) | Zvaigzne ABC
Lithuania (under translation) | LWU Publishers
Macedonia (under translation) | Antolog
Drie Dagen | Netherlands | De Geus
Norway (under translation) | Cappelen Damm
Poland (under translation) | Albatros
Portugal (under translation) | Porto
Romania (under translation) | Litera
Russia (under translation) | Eksmo
Serbia (under translation) | Laguna
Slovenia (under translation) | Mladinska
UK (under translation) | Harvill Secker
US (under translation) | Putnam

Hun skal leve, Denmark Hun skal leve, Denmark
Jamåhonleva, Sweden Jamåhonleva, Sweden
Drie Dagen, Netherlands Drie Dagen, Netherlands