The Sons – Anton Svensson

Coming soon to a bookstore near you!

Thanks to Quercus Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE SONS – Anton Svensson (pseudonym for Anders Roslund and Stefan Thundberg) – Releasing March 6th, 2018

You can see my review for book one, THE FATHER, here!

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

I started this one right after finishing Part One (THE FATHER) in the Made in Sweden series. I absolutely loved THE FATHER and was immediately sucked into the story about the infamous Military League that terrorized Sweden. Ten bank robberies, a bomb, a security car robbery, and one of the largest arms thefts in European history – these brothers and their father seemed unstoppable.

Their last job proved to be their downfall. After mistakes were made they were arrested for their crimes. The oldest brother, Leo, is released from prison and is unreformed. He has his sights set on the biggest heist yet – 100 million in Swedish crowns in the police headquarters. Are his goals too high this time? Will he have to go in this alone? When leaving prison his relationships are incredibly strained with his brothers, Felix and Vincent, as well as with his father, Ivan.

While the past events are based on their true story, the present events are a work of fiction. This series amazes me because we get to see how these young men were raised and how that turned them into the violent criminals they became. With family being the most important over all else, is Leo willing to lose them to pull off one last heist, or will he alienate them for good?

I would highly recommend reading THE FATHER first. Otherwise you will be missing out on a lot of backstory, and it’s just a well-written novel. If you like a good crime thriller/suspense that is equal parts action and character study, then this needs to be on your TBR list!

 

Do you like reading works of fiction that are based on real events? It’s an interesting hybrid. Mixing fiction and non-fiction in a novel.

–Jess

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