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Just a game

“Thunberg Schunke's crime novels are always ambitious with an intrigue that wants something more than just the obvious ... the choices of subjects are both exciting and unexpected and one anticipates extensive research." Maria Näslund, Göteborgs-Posten


"Thunberg Schunke, associate professor of criminal law and former prosecutor, delivers entertainment at the highest level - with hard shots from both football players and criminals!" Kenneth Gysing, Femina

"The overall impression is impressive, especially since Malin Thunberg Schunke makes almost all of her characters understandable, even when they commit crimes." Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter

"Malin Thunberg Schunke’s “Just a game” sits like a football straight in the goal when she knowingly and skillfully connects the dirty football world with terrorism and international police work in The Hague." Kerstin Särneö, MMagasin


“In this novel you get well-written entertainment and a highly topical depiction of the economic game beyond the football field as a thought-provoking contrast to what you enjoy on TV ... The question is whether “Just a game” is not Thunberg Schunke's best book so far ...” Gunilla Wedding, Skånska Dagbladet


“The author explains that she really likes football but also knows how much its shadow side exists. She has wanted to portray both sides, and she succeeds. As before, there is a lot of pedagogy here for us who do not know the legal rules, but she is an associate professor of criminal law. The pedagogy emphasizes but does not hinder the tension. And we are reminded again that people are seldom either good or evil.” Leif-Rune Strandell, Dast Magazine

"A dramatic brew of black money and tax evasion, sex and murder." Ingalill Mosander, Aftonbladet

"After only three books, the author has placed herself among the country's foremost crime novel writers. I always long for the next book.” Nisse Scherman, Dast Magazine


“The most impressive thing, however, is how ambitious she is in developing the various components of writing; character development, storytelling technique, plot construction, language, the rhythm of the story, and of course the central building of suspense. This is really good and I look forward to the new world I will be able to enter next time.” Kapprakt


“This is a well-written and initiated suspense novel in 90 chapters about the shadow sides of the football world, about betrayal, greed and ruthlessness, but also about friendship, solidarity and that love is not always to be trusted. A dose of international terrorism is also included as a nerve-wracking spice. Overall rating: 4, Very good.” Library service


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