Beyond All Reasonable Doubt (Paperback)

A Novel

By Malin Persson Giolito, Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translated by)

Other Press, 9781590519196, 452pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2019

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From the award-winning author of Quicksand, a gripping legal thriller that follows one woman's conflicted efforts to overturn what may be a wrongful conviction.

I'm giving you a chance to achieve every lawyer's dream, said Sophia Weber's old professor. Freeing an innocent man.

Thirteen years ago, a fifteen-year-old girl was murdered. Doctor Stig Ahlin was sentenced to life in prison. But no one has forgotten the brutal crime. Ahlin is known as one of the most ruthless criminals.

When Sophia Weber discovers critical flaws in the murder investigation, she decides to help Ahlin. But Sophia's doing her utmost to get her client exonerated arouses many people's disgust. And the more she learns, the more difficult her job becomes. What kind of man is her client really? What has he done? And will she ever know the truth?

About the Author

Malin Persson Giolito was born in Stockholm in 1969 and grew up in Djursholm, Sweden. She holds a degree in law from Uppsala University and has worked as a lawyer for the biggest law firm in the Nordic region and as an official for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Now a full-time writer, she has written four novels including Quicksand, her English-language debut. Persson Giolito lives with her husband and three daughters in Brussels.

Rachel Willson-Broyles holds a bachelor's degree in Scandinavian Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She started translating while a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a PhD in Scandinavian Studies in 2013. Her translation of Malin Persson Giolito's Quicksand was published in 2017. Willson-Broyles lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Praise For Beyond All Reasonable Doubt: A Novel

“As a top lawyer, Malin Persson Giolito knows the law. And as a brilliant author, she knows how to write a dark, incredibly suspenseful, and unputdownable novel!” —Helene Tursten, author of Detective Inspector Huss

Praise for Quicksand:

“This is the evolution of Scandinavian crime, in more ways than one.” —Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove

“A remarkable new novel...[Giolito] writes with exceptional skill...[Quicksand is] always smart and engrossing...Giolito keeps us guessing a long time and the outcome, when it arrives, is just as it should be.” —Washington Post

“[Quicksand] provides a razor-sharp view of modern Sweden and its criminal justice system, yet is a tonic for readers who have had enough of the brooding, often-bloody 'Scandi-crime' that has been so popular in recent years.” —NPR, Best Books of 2017