En bror att dö för

En bror att dö för The Sons

Made in Sweden #2

Leo is wiping up the blood in the hallway. He’s fourteen and cleaning up after his dad for the last time. They’re on their own now. He will be taking care of his younger brothers while their father is in jail and mother in the hospital. And he knows how to do it. He’ll put on a disguise and do his first heist.

Years later, the gates to the prison open and Leo is free once more. He’s paid his dues for the series of brutal bank robberies he carried out in the past. Now he has one goal: to commit the perfect crime and reclaim that which doesn’t exist – the money that society forgot.

This time he won’t involve his brothers, won’t leave any traces leading back to him. But then it happens: the mistake that opens a window for Detective John Broncks, and changes the rules of the game permanently. If you pull my brother into it, I’ll take you and yours to hell.

The Sons is the electrifying stand-alone sequel to the award-winning and internationally acclaimed The Father.


Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden 2017
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden 2017
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  • “A page-turner!”

    Aftonbladet, Sweden

  • “The author duo writes a dense and forceful prose that keeps the reader nailed to the short and chiseled chapters. It’s relentlessly suspenseful and realistic thanks to the credible character portrayals and insightful depictions of the worlds a criminal like Leo moves in. One couldn’t wish for a better start to the crime fiction year of 2017!”

    Mariestads-Tidningen, Sweden

  • “A current, important and immortal story.”

    Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden

  • “A truly powerful and exciting thriller, but most of all it’s a novel about brotherhood, loyalties and blood ties.”

    Smålandsposten, Sweden

  • “Hard-boiled entertainment.”

    BTJ, Sweden

  • “[The Sons] is intensely thrilling and thought-provoking at the same time.”

    Ölandsbladet, Sweden

  • The Sons is more multifaceted than most novels in the crime fiction genre.”

    Göteborgs-Posten, Sweden

  • “The alternating narration, with its changes of tempo, is efficiently utilized in this story about masculinity, exploitation and revenge. Anders Roslund & Stefan Thunberg write stringently and engagingly. ”

    DAST Magazine, Sweden

  • “Thanks to the authors’ skill in changing things up and constructing convincing details for every story, the result feels original. /…/ Roslund & Thunberg rise above the crowd in the Swedish and international thriller literature. ”

    LitteraturMagazinet, Sweden

  • “A tragedy reminiscent of The Godfather.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • The Sons is simply a page-turner where you want to get to the end and the resolution as quickly as possible.”

    Östra Småland, Sweden

  • “The line between police and criminal, right and wrong, and bad and good is unusually blurry, and it’s precisely that which, together with the strong bonds of loyalty between the main characters in the novel, makes this thriller highly worth reading.”

    Östgöta Correspondenten, Sweden

  • “The author duo manages to both build up tension and create a gripping story about a couple of individuals who are struggling to adapt to everyday life.”

    Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden

  • “The novel is brimming with an excellent sense of timing and set-ups, heartbreaking empathy, and a ferocious inspiration that will give rise to the feeling of “we want more, more, and even more”.”

    Dagbladet Holstebro, Denmark

  • “Three brothers’ bonds are put to the ultimate test in this well-written and nerve-racking thriller.”

    Litteratursiden, Denmark

  • “A suspenseful and well-written psychological crime fiction novel.”

    DBC, Denmark

  • “An extremely brutal and realistic novel, very well-written and with an intriguing plot.”

    Expressen, Sweden

  • “Actual bank robberies, the planned bombing of Stockholm’s Central Station, and the largest weapons theft in northern Europe’s history inspired the events in this superb finale of the Dostoyevskian saga that began with 2016’s The Father. /…/ Seldom in fiction have a father’s sins been so brutally visited on sons as in this shattering tribute to the terrifying complexity of familial life and love.”

    Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*, US

  • “Based on an actual series of events, this absorbing, often heartrending tale reads like superb narrative nonfiction, with disturbing images of domestic violence and ice-cold criminality.”

    Booklist, US

  • “While the story of Leo’s planning and execution of the four-part heist and Broncks’ pursuit of him is certainly interesting enough on its own, Svensson’s subtle comparison between the two adversaries with regard to their lives and personalities is equally as riveting. The line between cop and criminal here is a thin one indeed. /…/ The results make for a quick, suspenseful and propelling read that, like The Father, will appeal to fans of true crime and police procedurals.”

    The Book Reporter, US

  • “Not only is The Sons an excellent thriller, it is also an examination of family relationships, of the toxic damage done by child abuse and domestic violence.”

    New York Journal of Books, US

Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström Roslund & Thunberg
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Reading material

Swedish edition

English edition

Rights sold

Brazil, DarkSide

Czech Republic, Euromedia

Denmark, Modtryk

Estonia, Pegasus

Finland, WSOY

France, Actes Sud

Germany, Goldmann

Greece, Klidarithmos

Hungary, Alexandra

Iceland, Bjartur

Israel, Sela

Italy, Mondadori

Japan, Hayakawa

Korea, Sigongsa

Netherlands, De Geus

Poland, Sonia Draga

Portugal, Planeta

Russia, Corpus

Slovenia, Ucila

Spain, Suma

Sweden, Piratförlaget

UK, Little, Brown

US, Quercus

Film rights sold

US, DreamWorks

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