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The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray, Sandra McGruther

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An involved multi-charactered tale of a murdered Swedish girl in Glasgow appearing to kick-start a spate of murders with all victims looking very similar. It is another DCI Lorimar tale, his tenth. Here he seems to have arrested the wrong man but soon realises his error. This is not one of his best, it is too easy to guess the killer, but if you follow Lorimer you will once again enjoy his Glasgow.

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The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray, Sandra McGruther

When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can't believe her luck. But Kirsty's delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name. Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva's life and death. But it is not long until another woman, bearing a marked resemblance to Eva, is brutally murdered. Horrified, Lorimer realises that Kirsty could be right. Is it possible that Glasgow's finest detective has put the wrong man behind bars? And is there a cold-blooded killer out there orchestrating the death of the next innocent victim? In this gripping read, Alex Gray sends her dynamic Scottish detective from the gritty heart of Glasgow to the snowy streets of Stockholm in his toughest case yet.


Gray is the new master of Scottish crime writing. Scottish Daily Express Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh.- Daily Mail

About the Author

Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing and is the co-founder of the Bloody Scotland international crime writing festival. Married with a son and daughter, she lives in Scotland and is currently writing the next book in the Detective Lorimer series.

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Publication date

5th December 2013


Alex Gray, Sandra McGruther

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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


480 pages


Thriller / Suspense
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