“… Three Seconds” is a Swedish action thriller that can compete with the best American novels and films in this genre. The whole book has incredibly realistic main characters and lifelike words and feelings. In this novel, you will get many surprises and it’s difficult to know who is the villain and who is the good guy… “
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“… The gulf between the United States and Europe could hardly be wider when it comes to capital punishment. The spectacle of convicted criminals spending years on death row in American jails appears cruel and inhuman, and it is just such a tense countdown to an execution in Ohio that provides the starting point for this extraordinary novel by the Swedish crime-writing duo Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom… ” “… Roslund is a journalist, and Hellstrom a former convict, and they use this riveting setup to make a passionate case against the death penalty. Barring an improbable element in the plot when the authors’ campaigning instinct gets the better of them, this remarkable novel is taut with suspense to the end…”
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