Although Asa Larsson books are good to me, they don't reach that threshold for great Nordic Noir. I will read them if I need to for my Nordic Noir group, but not go out of the way to get them. I find the storylines to be bland, as well as the characters. I usually just push past through them. I have not had one of the books in this series get past 3 stars for me and often I feel that I am being generous.