Anders Roslund

Three Years / Sovsågott

Release date: July 1 2020 / Original title: Sovsågott

Three Years / Sovsågott

The 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



"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
Bulgaria (under translation) | Ciela
Croatia (under translation) | Znanje
Czech Republic (under translation) | Euromedia
Denmark (under translation) |  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 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
Norway (under translation) | Cappelen Damm
Poland (under translation) | Albatros
Portugal (under translation) | Porto Editora
Romania (under translation) | Litera
Russia (under translation) | Eksmo
Serbia (under translation) | Laguna
Slovenia (under translation) | Mladinska Knjiga
UK (under translation) | Harvill Secker
US (under translation) | Putnam

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