Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Freebie: Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

Congratulations to Eric Notaro, winner of last week’s Friday Freebie: The Accusation by Bandi.

This week’s contest is for Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito, named the Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers Academy. The Washington Post called it “a remarkable new novel...[that] in some ways recalls The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo....The author, Malin Persson Giolito, carries us deep into the lives of these star-crossed lovers and the decadent society that shaped them....Giolito, who practiced law before she turned to fiction, writes with exceptional skill. She seems to know everything about Stockholm’s rich and the ways of teenage girls. Her story examines the corrosive effects of vast wealth. Even the novel’s title, Quicksand, suggests a world that will suck in, swallow and devour the unwary.” Keep scrolling for more information about the book....

A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Eighteen-year-old Maja Norberg is charged for her involvement in the massacre that left her boyfriend and her best friend dead. She has spent nine months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. How did Maja—popular, privileged, and a top student—become a cold-blooded killer in the eyes of the public? What did Maja do? Or is it what she failed to do that brought her here? Quicksand is an incisive courtroom thriller and a drama that raises questions about the nature of love, the disastrous side effects of guilt, and the function of justice.

If you’d like a chance at winning Quicksand, simply email your name and mailing address to

Put FRIDAY FREEBIE in the e-mail subject line. Please include your mailing address in the body of the e-mail. One entry per person, please. Despite its name, the Friday Freebie remains open to entries until midnight on April 6, at which time I’ll draw the winning name. I’ll announce the lucky reader on April 7. If you’d like to join the mailing list for the once-a-week newsletter, simply add the words “Sign me up for the newsletter” in the body of your email. Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party (except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending Friday Freebie winners copies of the book).

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