Anders Roslund

Three Years / Sovsågott

Release date: July 1 2020 / Original title: Sovsågott

Three Years / Sovsågott

ΙΙΙΙΙThe two girls were only four years old when they went missing on the same day. Now, they rest forever in the same graveyard.

Except neither the girl beneath the white wooden cross, nor the girl named Linnea, are in their coffins.

To understand how the two girls are connected, criminal detective Ewert Grens and infiltrator Piet Hoffman have to enter into the darkest of worlds and fight their toughest, dirtiest and most dangerous battle yet.

After Three Seconds, Three Minutes, Three Hours and Three Days (Jamåhonleva)

Now the difference between life and deaths is three years



“Another fine example of Roslund’s talent for seamlessly blending together a solid police procedural with a high octane thriller, leading to a gritty and fast-paced read set against his astute observations on the societal and political issues of contemporary Sweden.” 
The Petrona Award j2022 (UK)
"Anders Roslund belongs to the toughest crime writers of this century … He knows the serious art to tell about inconceivable cruelty without trying to convince you … In a masterful way Roslund describes how the criminals justify their actions as good and right … This is an author with technical skills and a brilliant pen."
ERR (Estonia)
"This book is impossible to read in a calm way. It's a good horror novel … the author manages to describe the world very accurately."
ERR (Estonia)
"Drie Jaar / Three Years is a rock solid and realistic story with perfectly created characters on both sides of the line. Roslund describes a very difficult issue in a sensitive and subtle way."
Thrillzone (Netherlands)
"You know it is Roslund because of the intellectual way of writing and his active civic participation, sometimes so nerve-wracking that you hardly dare to read on."
Gazet van Antwerpen (Belgium)
"[A] breathtakingly exciting and truly well-written crime novel. Grens is an excellent protagonist, and the plot is both sinister and relevant. The book serves as thought-provoking entertainment ... It is also a powerful tale of morality and fate ... [Sweet Dreams] ranks at the top of Nordic crime novels.”
DBC (Denmark)
“Once again Roslund has proven to be one of the best and most ethically sustainable authors within Nordic crime fiction."
Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
"Sovsågott (Three Years / Sweet Dreams) is a thrilling story and a page-turner ... Roslund is a master of exciting storytelling."
Mariestads-Tidningen (Sweden)
“That the previous book had a hideous story and the kind of introduction that sticks, even so this new narrative took it up a notch … Roslunds depictions of every layer of hell has such a strong presence, at some points it’s almost too much to endure. Still, with his skill of the thrill, you want to keep this book open ... The book that keeps you up all night, that’s glued to your hands and certainly makes your sports-watch think that you’re exercising ... After reading the book like an exhausting marathon, it’s worth turning a few more pages of the authors after words which illuminates the reality of fiction.”
Göteborgs-Posten (Sweden)
"[Roslund] is a brilliantly talented crime writer that has succeeded once again.”
Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
"Pulse-raiser about nightmare case ... Once again Roslund manages to craft a page turner that raises your pulse with every page ... Grens’ own journey is nicely intertwined with the plot ... Clever intrigue and twists. For those who seek thrills with a glance at hell."
Tara (Sweden)
"An extremely nerve-racking page-turner ... [Anders Roslund] manages to walk the fine line between writing a text where the primary purpose is, and so to speak has to be, a thrilling page-turner, and showing insight and deep respect for the complexities and bottomless tragedies in the hell these affected children are living in ... Roslund succeeds with this difficult balancing act. Here, there are many pitfalls that are skillfully avoided. The novel as a crime narrative is extremely nerve-racking. The thrill-generating devices are continuously staged, and at just the right moments. The fight against the clock is one of the most used among these devices, diligently employed in the previous novels about Grens and Hoffman, but once again it works brilliantly. Above all there is something about the language and character portrayals, something that feels stripped down and vulnerable, that makes this new novel completely unputdownable.”
Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
"It's both better and worse than ever before, an utterly fantastic text that immerses us in the darkest of worlds ... This is both a poignant and an essential read! ... After just a half sentence of introduction, I'm already familiar with the new character. Only a wicked skilled author can achieve that, this is the way of Anders Roslund, sometimes you have to pause in pure awe, much in the same way you will at times be compelled to stop before a particularly captivating piece of art in an art museum ... Dramatic, thrilling, and very disturbing ... Yet another masterpiece by this brilliant star! It feels as if [Roslund] is more secure in his narration than ever before; sometimes the prose manages to be breathtakingly seductive and pulse triggering at the same time.”
Kapprakt (Sweden)
"Anders Roslund has created a most thrilling tale.”
Ölandsbladet (Sweden)
"Roslund is an excellent author, very well versed in police activities and brutal criminality ... He is good att bringing his characters to life ... A riveting and well-written thriller about a difficult subject matter.”
BTJ (Sweden)
"Anders Roslund's Sovsågott kept me awake far into the early hours in order to finish reading. Devilishly thrilling."
Expressen, Mats Olsson (Sweden)
"Sovsågott / Three Years / Sweet Dreams is unrelentingly thrilling ... The portrayal of Ewert Grens digs deeper than ever before and mercilessly demonstrates what loneliness, endless grief, and a stubborn denial of the passage of time can to do a human. The combination of edge-of-the-seat thrills – and the occasional bit of explosive action – along with strong portrayals of both investigative police, next of kin and Grens and Hoffman, makes this a piece of crime poetry of the very darkest shades.”
Skånska Dagbladet (Sweden)

Sovsågott | Sweden | Albert Bonniers
Arab World (under translation) | Al Arabi
Спи спокойно | Bulgaria | Ciela
Croatia (under translation) | Znanje
Spinkej sladce | Czech Republic | Euromedia
Denmark (under translation) |  Modtryk
Magahästi | Estonia | Eesti Raamat
Levon hetki nyt lyö | Finland | WSOY
France (under translation) | Fayard
Schlaft, Kinder, schlaft | Germany | Ullstein
Greece (under translation) | Livanis
Hungary (under translation) | 21. Század Kiadó
Iceland (under translation) | Ugla
Israel (under translation) | Sela
Italy (under translation) | Einaudi
Japan (under translation) | Hayakawa
Latvia (under translation) | Zvaigzne
Lithuania (under translation) | LWU Publishers
Macedonia (under translation) | Antolog
Drie Jaar | Netherlands | De Geus
Tre år | Norway | Cappelen Damm
Poland (under translation) | Albatros
Portugal (under translation) | Porto Editora
Romania (under translation) | Litera
Russia (under translation) | Eksmo
Mirno spavaj | Serbia | Laguna
Slovenia (under translation) | Mladinska Knjiga
Sweet Dreams UK | Harvill Secker
US (under translation) | Putnam

Sovsågott, Sweden Sovsågott, Sweden
Drie Jaar, Netherlands Drie Jaar, Netherlands
Levon hetki nyt lyö, Finland Levon hetki nyt lyö, Finland
Magahästi, Estonia Magahästi, Estonia
Спи спокойно, Bulgaria Спи спокойно, Bulgaria
Spinkej sladce, Czech Republic Spinkej sladce, Czech Republic
Tre år, Norway Tre år, Norway
Schlaft, Kinder, schlaft, Germany Schlaft, Kinder, schlaft, Germany
Mirno spavaj, Serbia Mirno spavaj, Serbia
Sweet Dreams, UK Sweet Dreams, UK