Its a typical murder mystery thriller, with the added twist that the author shares the complete details of the initial crime with us. So how does the whole book hold the interest while we see the police trying to crack it? Therein lies the rub, what really is the cover up? A bit of advice, don't go looking for realism, its meant to be an unrealistic brain teaser, like a majority of books from this genre.
The blurb called him the japanese steig larsson, and I don't think I agree with that. I loved the girl trilogy, and personally found it a lot more interesting. Plus its a huge compared to this relatively slim volume.