Beyond all reasonable doubt : a novel / Malin Persson Giolito ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A gripping legal thriller that follows one woman's conflicted efforts to overturn what may be a wrongful conviction. I'm giving you a chance to achieve every lawyer's dream, said Sophia Weber's old professor. Freeing an innocent man. Thirteen years ago, a fifteen-year-old girl was murdered. Doctor Stig Ahlin was sentenced to life in prison. But no one has forgotten the brutal crime. Ahlin is known as one of the most ruthless criminals. When Sophia Weber discovers critical flaws in the murder investigation, she decides to help Ahlin. But Sophia's doing her utmost to get her client exonerated arouses many people's disgust. And the more she learns, the more difficult her job becomes. What kind of man is her client really? What has he done? And will she ever know the truth?"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Subtitle from cover.
      Translated from the Swedish.
      Translation of: Bortom allt rimligt tvivel.
      Originally published: Sweden : Piratförlaget, 2012.
    • Other Titles:
      Bortom allt rimligt tvivel. English
    • ISBN:
      9781590519196
      1590519191
    • Accession Number:
      2018049563
    • Accession Number:
      on1052437114
      1052437114
    • Accession Number:
      fay.652089
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PERSSON GIOLITO, M.; WILLSON-BROYLES, R. Beyond all reasonable doubt : a novel. [s.l.] : Other Press, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Persson Giolito M, Willson-Broyles R. Beyond All Reasonable Doubt : A Novel. Other Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652089. Accessed October 18, 2019.
    • APA:
      Persson Giolito, M., & Willson-Broyles, R. (2019). Beyond all reasonable doubt : a novel. Other Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652089
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Persson Giolito, Malin, and Rachel Willson-Broyles. 2019. Beyond All Reasonable Doubt : A Novel. Other Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652089.
    • Harvard:
      Persson Giolito, M. and Willson-Broyles, R. (2019) Beyond all reasonable doubt : a novel. Other Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652089 (Accessed: 18 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Persson Giolito, M & Willson-Broyles, R 2019, Beyond all reasonable doubt : a novel, Other Press, viewed 18 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Persson Giolito, Malin, and Rachel Willson-Broyles. Beyond All Reasonable Doubt : A Novel. Other Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652089.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Persson Giolito, Malin, and Rachel Willson-Broyles. Beyond All Reasonable Doubt : A Novel. Other Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652089.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Persson Giolito M, Willson-Broyles R. Beyond all reasonable doubt : a novel [Internet]. Other Press; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 18]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652089

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2

Award-winning Swedish author Giolito excels at portraying those accused of horrible crimes. Her previous novel, Quicksand (2017), focused on the trial of a teenage girl who was accused of a school shooting; this one follows the quest for a new trial of Stig Ahlin, a man accused of being both a pedophile and a murderer. Ostensibly, the work is a legal thriller starring Sophia Weber, the lawyer who may or may not take on the task of trying to free Ahlin. As in Quicksand, however, the plot frames what is the best part of the writing, an intricate examination of the psyches of criminals and those who work with them, accompanied by pointed questions about who is served by the justice system. While this is a fine novel on its own merits, it is perhaps a bit less compelling than its predecessor. Still, both novels are great reads, and libraries should have them on hand for when Netflix airs its production of Quicksand on April 15, 2019. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 April #1

In this searing legal thriller from Giolito (Quicksand), law professor Hans Segerstad persuades Stockholm defense attorney Sophia Weber, a former student, to try to prove the innocence of Stig Ahlin, a medical researcher. Ahlin was convicted 13 years earlier in 1998 for the murder of 15-year-old Katrin Björk, whose body was found by police in her parents' house after responding to neighbors' complaints about the girl's barking dog. Giotti builds tension by alternating between Sophia's search for evidence to free Ahlin and flashbacks to the original police investigation. Allegations that Ahlin molested his own daughter complicate Sophia's efforts to get a retrial. This meticulously crafted novel proves Segerstad's bitterly ironic claim made at the time he asks Sophia to take on the case: "How could Stig Ahlin be innocent? Our police always tell the truth, our prosecutors are never careless, and the opinions of our judges never fail. Everything is perfect in our country." Fans of Nordic noir won't want to miss this one. (June)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.