Review of Last Will by Liza Marklund
The first page opens with a woman named Kitten who is an assassin who takes out Caroline von Behring, the chair of the Karolinska Institute’s Nobel Committee. Annika Bengtzon, an investigative journalist for the Evenng Post is an eye witness to this assassination.
Last Will is the story of the Nobel prize and Alfred Nobel, the controversy over the scientists doing stem cell research and the pharmaceutical companies hoping to profit from the research. It’s also about authorities coming to the wrong conclusions and terrorism and torture.
However, the main and most fascinating story is about Annika, who doesn’t always make the wises choices. While following multi-layered stories in her job as a reporter, she comes to some dangerous conclusions. Along the way she loses her husband and nearly her own life and the lives of her children.
Complex and completing, Last Will is one of those books that truly makes you wonder what could possibly happen next.
This book was given to me by Simon and Schuster.
Reviewed by Marilyn Meredith