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Ewert Grens #8

Three seconds, or three minutes, is an eternity if you control time yourself. But three hours is all too short if someone else controls them.

One quiet morning in Stockholm Ewert Grens is called to the morgue, where there’s one dead man too many, left by someone in a locked room among other dead bodies. How is that possible?

Piet Hoffmann is on a new continent. A last dangerous assignment before he leaves this world behind him. It takes him through a dry desert to a roaring sea, in a world where human lives have no value.

At home in Sweden, Zofia and the boys wait and long for their husband and father. As soon as he’s back they’ll finally have peace. It turns out to be a fraudulent sense of security and soon two little boys will have to fight to survive.

Three Hours is the difference between life and death.


  • “A truly excellent thriller that, besides being well-written and credible, feels urgent and highly topical. Both character portraits and milieu depictions are outstanding. ”

    BTJ, Sweden

  • “A brilliant crime novel written in a high pace and with a forceful prose.”

    Skaraborgs Allehanda, Sweden

  • “[A] real nail-biter. ”

    TV4 Nyhetsmorgon, Sweden

  • “Roslund is a skilled writer with an enormous drive in the storytelling. The combination of crime novel and action-packed international thriller works great and it's easy to like the main characters.”

    Borås Tidning, Sweden

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  • Crime
Reading material

Swedish edition

Rights sold

Czech Republic, Euromedia

Denmark, Modtryk

Estonia, Eesti Raamat

Finland, WSOY

France, Fayard

Germany, Blanvalet

Iceland, Bjartur & Veröld

Israel, Sela

Netherlands, De Geus

Norway, Cappelen Damm

Poland, Albatros

Romania, Trei

Slovakia, Ikar

Sweden, Piratförlaget

Turkey, Ithaki

UK, Quercus

US, Quercus

Film rights sold

US, Thunder Road

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