crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Quick Sand – Malin Persson Giolito ★★★★

Blurb; A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Eighteen-year-old Maja Norberg is charged for her involvement in the massacre that left her boyfriend and her best friend dead. She has spent nine months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. How did Maja—popular, privileged, and a top student—become a cold-blooded killer in the eyes of the public? What did Maja do? Or is it what she failed to do that brought her here?

My Review; This is my second buddy read I did with Melanie from Melanie’s Reads and our second school shooting book, very different from our first buddy read (Three Hours). Quick sand is more focused throughout about the trial, the court, the evidence, the defence, the backstory and all the people involved. It’s a heartbreaking read and I went into this assuming the worse but soon changed my mind half way through.

It was a brilliant eye opening read which highlights many issues throughout that need to be spoken about. Drugs, controlling behaviour, alcohol, abandonment, suicide and relationships in general what is actually acceptable and what is not. Now the ending I did not see at all. But I was beside Maja the whole time, poor girl. Parts are not easy to read but it builds up the whole picture for the court.

A well deserved four stars from me. A different approach to a school shooting and it’s now on Netflix so I can go watch it now.

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