The Dark Heart by Joakim Palmkvist

The Dark Heart

A chilling true crime story of poisonous family secrets, love gone wrong, and a cold case that refused to stay buried…In late summer of 2012, millionaire landowner Göran Lundblad went missing from his farm in Sweden. When a search yielded nothing, and all physical evidence had seemingly disappeared, authorities had little to go on—except a disturbing phone call five weeks later from Göran’s daughter Maria. She was sure that her sister, Sa...

Details The Dark Heart

TitleThe Dark Heart
Release DateNov 1st, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Crime, True Crime

Reviews The Dark Heart

  • The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
    After a quite disappointing experience with an alleged “true crime” tale several months ago, I nearly passed this one up. But my fondness for Nordic Noir in most any form—Stieg Larsson opened my eyes and I’ve never looked back since—persuaded me that this one might be entertaining. All that snow, and Swedes doing weird things, with surnames and placenames littered with diacritical marks of all types.There is another review here that rec...
  • Dawn
    RivetingA riveting true-crime story set in Scandinavia. The real-life process detectives ... and community volunteers ... used to put the pieces together is highlighted, not the gore. Well-written. All questions answered. Loose ends tied up. All in all, a great read!
  • Lynda Kelly
    This was my Kindle First choice for October and I could've picked 3 this month but since true crime is my real "bag" I opted for this and I'm so pleased I did. I really enjoyed it, a fascinating look into how the Swedes investigate a murder (or not) !! I was shocked at one case being referred to as a suicide when the victim was located in his car boot !! I also found it pretty staggering that they appeared to be only capable of investigating one ...
  • Wanda Hawley
    Hard to FollowI.had a lot of difficulty following the facts and sorting everybody out. Almost need to take notes and outline the chapters to keep up with whats happening. It could be this is just not the style/format I like to read. In all fairness this is certainly not the worst book I've read and you need to try it yourself and not write it off on my word. I skipped a lot of it because it was something I just didn't have the patience to continu...
  • joanne g. moore
    Dark heartThis book was hard to read. The author went into too much explanation. I didn’t need to read 20x the directions to small towns and recounting the same information. Normally I have a hard time putting down a good book. This book just made me want to finish so I didn’t have to read it anymore. Wouldn’t suggest it to anyone.
  • Melissa
    An interesting story but scattered. There was too much background information on characters that did not seem particularly relevant to the case and I ended up skipping chapters of backstory. Certainly an interesting case though.
  • Beverly
    a very dry...sort of whodunit even tho we KNOW whodunit...maybe an insight into "whydunnit" ....sorry didn't really happen. Unless you are a hardcore true crime unkie I would not recommend.
  • christy whiddon
    True crimeWell told story of conspiracy, cover Up and Citizen action helping solve a crime. Really enjoyed it, although sorry for the family...