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The Dark Heart
The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator | Joakim Palmkvist
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 Gran 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 Gran's daughter Maria. She was sure that her sister, Sara, was somehow involved. At the heart of the alleged crime: Sara's greed, her father's land holdings, and his bitter feud with Sara's idler boyfriend. With no body, there was no crime--and the case went as cold and dark as the forests of southern Sweden. But not for Therese Tang. For two years, this case was her obsession. A hard-working ex-model, mother of three, and Missing People investigator, Therese was willing to put her own safety at risk in order to uncover the truth. What she found was a nest of depraved secrets, lies, and betrayal. All she had to do now, in her relentless and dangerous pursuit of justice, was prove that it led to murder.
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CoffeeK8
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A fascinating story of a missing millionaire and the quest to get him justice

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CoffeeK8
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Today‘s #audiowalk, I love Fall weather 💕🍂

4thhouseontheleft Enjoy! I‘m still waiting for fall weather to arrive. Looks like I‘ll be waiting at least another week! 😩 3mo
CoffeeK8 @4thhouseontheleft I feel like that was my Fall last year, straight from Summer to endless winter 3mo
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MelKelsey
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Panpan

A true crime book about solving the murder of a Swedish, multimillionaire, farmer, land owner, and pipe company owner. The story is D.R.Y.! It begins by revealing the motive and the suspects, so reading the book is to learn how the case is solved. Many chapters are needless. Only true crime lovers should attempt The Dark Heart.

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Beatlefan129
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Mehso-so

I feel like the goal of a good true crime story, in my opinion, is to feel like you‘re following along with the investigators and peeking over their shoulder as they uncover the clues that lead them to the killer. I wanted to feel some suspense and tension. This story finally got there about 1/4 of the way from the end. In the meantime, it was bogged down with a lot of extraneous detail that just felt like filler.

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Shibbyfruitfly
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Reading recap for July. Not too bad considering I had trouble focusing enough to read a lot this month (thank you audiobooks!)

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OrangeMooseReads
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Excellent book. A millionaire goes missing, there is no activity on his bank accounts, his family and friends say he wouldn‘t just vanish without contact. What happened? Where is he?
#truecrime

squirrelbrain I really enjoyed this one too... 7mo
OrangeMooseReads @squirrelbrain even though you know who did it from the start it‘s really interesting to see how the investigation played out and all the other details of the story. 7mo
squirrelbrain Exactly, you wouldn‘t imagine it would keep your interest, knowing who did it, but it certainly does! 7mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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This is an interesting book. #truecrime

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ireadpastbedtime
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Current read for the popsugar challenge

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laceyannea
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I think a lot of this book was super repetitive. It definitely is an interesting case but I‘m not sure it needed an entire novel to explain what happened.

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laceyannea

“Prejudice, suppression, reevaluations, and wishful thinking affect our memory. Gaps are filled with conscious or unconscious confabulation, because humans crave logic and connections.”

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laceyannea

“This was Göran Lundblad‘s last known conversation. When he put his phone down for the night, he didn‘t know there was a hole in the ground ready and waiting for him, not far from Ställe Farm. It was freshly dug, at that point probably no older than six hours.”

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laceyannea

“Live in the now and be happy about what you do have, not about what you could have.”

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laceyannea
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“Justice is a slow-grinding machine.”

Starting this e-book on kindle! I haven‘t read a true crime book in quite awhile.

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Rudis
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I picked this up for free from Amazon during their World Book day, and while I found the true story interesting, it was also a bit of a slog to get through. It felt very disjointed & oddly told.

#nonfiction2019 - something with an unliveable character

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ruskigurl16
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Between the book sale (??) and Netflix with my family, I only managed to finish this first book in the #24B4Monday readathon.
On top of that, it left me wondering how an author could make a murder investigation feel so dull and procedural? ? Perhaps the third personal narrator and the "after the fact" storytelling just wasn't my cup of tea. Point in favor: I know more about Swedish jurisprudence now. #nospoilers #truecrime
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Haha I feel that way reading Baby Teeth too because they talk in Swedish a lot and that book. Like now I can say certain phrases in Swedish. 7mo
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ruskigurl16
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Having recently visited the library, and downloaded the free books from #WorldBookDay, I have compiled a list for the #24B4Monday readathon that is hosted by the lovely @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65. The #ReadingJar has chosen #7. Let's see how it goes. #currentlyreading 😊📖

TheReadingMermaid #PopJarGame awesome for number 7! I'm excited to hear what you have to say about it. 8mo
ruskigurl16 @TheReadingMermaid a third person narrator is an interesting concept, but it's going well so far. 😊 8mo
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Kathrin
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Wow... truth is stranger than fiction.

This is one of the free books for World Book Day. Good start to this year's selection.

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OrangeMooseReads
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I‘m sure someone has posted about this already but don‘t forget! There are only a few more days to get your free Kindle book. It was kind of hard to pick, but true crime and buried family secrets ... yes please!
EDIT: it‘s been a week and it was pointed out that ALL NINE can be downloaded. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

8little_paws You don't have to pick, you can download them all! 8mo
Hestapleton Oh girl. I totally downloaded all of them! 8mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Wait. What?! How does this work?! 8mo
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OrangeMooseReads @8little_paws well dang I‘ll be downloading the rest when I get home 👍🏼 I thought it was just one. (Edit) Upon better reading of my own picture posted I now see it says all nine 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ it‘s been a week. (edited) 8mo
OrangeMooseReads @WorldsOkayestStepMom go to Amazon and look for or search for world book day. As long as you have a Kindle or the (free) Kindle app you can get free books 8mo
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shmreads
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One of those rare true crime bookish moments where I don't want the book to end so quickly...

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Texreader
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This book (a Kindle first pick awhile ago) is strangely addictive. It‘s an odd style or odd translation (from Swedish) with an awful lot of detail/history about what appears to be unrelated facts. But it is really hard to put down.

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Well-ReadNeck
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My #KindleFirst Read pick this month!!!

suvata Mine too. 1y
Ava_Black Beautiful cover art! 1y
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Sace
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My first reads choice from Amazon.

ErinC I was considering this but went with River Bodies instead. I might go back and buy this one too! 1y
Sace @ErinC I'm a sucker for true crime. 1y
ErinC @RestlessFickleBookHoarder me too! I added the hardcover to my cart! You talked me into it... ;) 1y
Sace @ErinC I apologize for being an enabler 🤣 1y
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