Dagen efter studenten hittas artonåriga Tindra Edvinsson knivskuren till döds på utsiktsplatsen Köpmanberget. Mordet påminner om ett fall för tjugo år sedan då en ung kvinna försvann spårlöst från sin studentfest.
Kriminalinspektör Johan Rokka kopplas in på mordet. Men det väcker plågsamma minnen till liv den försvunna kvinnan var hans ungdomskärlek Fanny och parallellt med utredningen börjar han nysta i det gamla fallet. Snart kommer han i kontakt med den grovt kriminella världen och plötsligt står Rokka återigen öga mot öga med en person han helst av allt velat glömma. Hur långt ska han behöva gå för att lämna sitt tidigare liv bakom sig för gott?
If you want to read a book about a character with a dark past and attitude problems is Springpojken (Errand Boy) by Gabriella Ullberg Westin a great option!
Johan Rokka, a police officer who very well could have ended up behind the bars instead of on the law side is confronted with his past when a girl is murdered in the same spot where he last saw his girlfriend Fanny 22 years earlier. Fanny, whom he does not know is dead or alive. At the same time, he tries to help a young kid, Eddie, who is about to make the same mistakes Rokka did when he was young. But, it's hard to help someone when you yourself is having a hard time personally.
Springpojken is the first book I have read by Gabriella Ullberg Westin and I found the story interesting. However, I also sometimes find myself annoyed reading about the main characters' personal problems especially Eddie's. So, despite that he had an important role in the book, I found his constant whining about his difficult life tiresome. Still, without Eddie would the book not have an "Errand Boy". However, the chapters focused on Eddie was the hardest to get through.
The plot was not really surprising, my suspicions about the characters in the book were often right. I'm not so interested in reading rough about sex scenes, however, when they actually have a point as they did in this book did I find it acceptable, though I did not direct was particularly amused by reading them. But, as I said, is something important for the story, can I overlook the things that I usually do not like to read.
I liked the book, and I defiantly want to read more books in the series and although Johan Rokka is the main character, I must admit that I probably liked his colleague Janna Weissmann a bit more than him.
Thanks to HarperCollins Nordic for the review copy!