THE FIFTH SEASON signals the end of Mons Kallentoft's highly individual 'season' series with his intuitive detective Malin Fors. Kallentoft himself called the novels in the sequence a Dante-esque study in evil, looking at it from all possible angles to try to discern what evil actually is, where it comes from, what it feels like, how it smells . . . This confrontation with the inner core of human malfeasance means that The Fifth Season is, inevitably, a gruesome and shocking book, But Kallentoft is never gratuitous: every disturbing thing in these pages serves a distict purpose. Kallentoft has a dispassionate eye regarding his characters, but that doesn't stop the reader becoming totally involved. What's more, Kallentoft, with his highly unusual style, produces something quite unlike other writers on the Scandinavian crime scene.
This is a solid series by Kallentoft that always makes interesting reading . . . A well-crafted murder story'