Anxious People


Fredrik Backman

Recently, I was looking for an audio book to listen to during my morning workout and I stumbled upon Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.  As you may know, Backman is the author of several notable books including A Man Called Ove and Beartown both of which I loved.  I really enjoyed Anxious People too. 

The premise of the book is about a bank robbery that turns into a hostage situation but, the hostages all have their own stories and baggage, and every individual story is engaging.  As the bank robber comments several times, these are “really bad hostages.”  The story keeps you on your toes trying to figure out who the bank robber is and then how the bank robber escaped after the release of the hostages.  There are several moments that are laugh out-loud funny.  Backman’s writing is engaging and I finished listening to this in two days.

If you are a fan of Fredrik Backman or like a light-hearted mystery, you will enjoy this book.