In his new book...author David King presents a fascinating history of the Kreditbanken robbery and its aftermath. It’s a book that’s sure to delight both true crime fans and readers with an interest in psychology ... King does an excellent job chronicling the bond that developed between Olsson and his victims, as well as the police’s sometimes ham-handed attempts to get the robber to surrender. The book is tightly paced and reads like a thriller novel; King’s writing is electrifying but never lurid ... Six Days in August is a true-crime book that has real appeal to all readers — it’s a thrilling look back at a robbery that remains one of the most bizarre crimes of the 20th century.
A historian painstakingly reconstructs the crime that gave rise to the pop-psychological term Stockholm syndrome ... In a suspenseful, chronological narrative, the author shows how missteps by the police, the media, and Prime Minister Olof Palme, combined with small acts of kindness by the hostage-takers, drew the group together ... A true-crime page-turner about one of the more notorious bank heists of the past half century.
Historian King...delivers an entertaining, minute-by-minute account of the 1973 Swedish bank robbery and hostage crisis that gave rise to the term 'Stockholm syndrome.' ... Drawing on newspaper accounts and interviews, King brings readers into the stifling bank vault where Olsson and Olofsson hunker with their captives, documents debates among police and politicians over how to handle the crisis, follows journalists as they report on the story, and notes that one of the hostages had a brief affair with Olofsson after the ordeal was over ... True crime fans will love this engrossing and exhaustive account.