I liked this. There are several layers to this book and there is plenty to digest. It is, on the surface, a crime thriller, but this does not do it justice. There is a whole layer of stories surrounding the damage done to young children by the events that occur in their early childhood. These stories cover more than one generation and provide both structure for the characters and definition to the plot.
The characters are very well drawn with detailed histories. There is so much detail that in the early stages you begin to wonder if the plot will actually move forward! Bear with it as it all helps to understand how the events play out.
The biological story is well researched and consistent. The only minor issue is whether Asger would really not have known that infecting with tapeworm eggs would turn his father into a paratenic host. I simply couldn’t figure this with the way his character had been written.