The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator

The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator Review

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, 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.

Title:The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • 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...

  • Darcia Helle

    I've had some less than enjoyable experiences with translated fiction, and so I hesitated before option to read this translation of true crime. Aspects of a story and the emotion often get lost in the...

  • 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. Al...

  • Megan Boyle

    This story was well written from beginning to end. I enjoyed reading the intricate details the author provided about the case. Sometimes the story just jump forward but there is an explanation followi...

  • Judith Golderer

    Didn’t finish - didn’t care for author’s writing style at all....

  • 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....

  • Knight

    I'm not used to reviewing true crime books. You can't comment on the plot, per se. For me the key points were how did the writer assemble the pieces: was it clear, interesting? Yes, it was. Rather a l...

  • Schuyler Wallace

    Joakim Palmqvist’s “The Dark Heart” is, as its subtitle indicates, the true story of an unlikely investigator getting involved in greed and murder.Therese Tang, a Missing People investigator, sp...

  • 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 ...

  • Lisa Van

    This is a book that would have made a great newspaper article. Or a pamphlet. Or a 15-minute video. Anything but a full-length book. It was about 10 times too long, and the translation was awkward. It...