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My feelings about this book are mixed. It is well written and the narrator makes it pleasant to listen to. No contest the author made some extended research about China as it sounds well documented. The Birgitta Roslin character is charming - it is what actually motivated me to finish the book - and the story starts in a suspenseful manner with a mass murder: you desperately want to know what comes next. Sadly I was expecting to read a mystery and I am under the impression I have just finished some kind of fictionalized essay. The chapters about 19th century China and later those about 2006 China and Africa are pretty boring and if containing minor aspects important to the plot they could easily have been summarized. Not that I do not like to read novels denouncing colonization and slavery, but not when geopolitics
overwhelm the narration. Also the last part looks rushed and the original case is solved far too quickly and easily.