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The Man Who Watched Women by Michael Hjorth, Hans Rosenfeldt
  

The Man Who Watched Women

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Scandinavian crime fiction is well know for being dark, gritty and full of complex characters, The Man Who Watched Women sits confidently alongside its associates. The author pairing of Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt is well established, together they created the Swedish TV series of Wallander based on the books by Henning Mankell, and Rosenfeldt was the creator of the Swedish TV series The Bridge. The first book in this series is titled Sebastian Bergman, although best to start there, it is possible to read The Man Who Watched Women out of sequence. Egocentric criminal profiler Sebastian Bergman really isn't likeable, he doesn't have to be, he does however need to get his act firmly together in order to be of any use in this particular investigation. The rest of the team have their own issues to contend with and the twisted mastermind behind these murders will fully exploit any weakness. This is a slow burner of a read, it takes a little while to get used to the writing style, however it gradually catches fire and each page turned fans the flames. Intense, sinister and bleak, this is a captivating and dramatic read. ~ Liz Robinson

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Synopsis

The Man Who Watched Women by Michael Hjorth, Hans Rosenfeldt

As a heatwave blazes in Stockholm, a series of women are found brutally murdered and the Criminal Investigation Department is getting nowhere. The murders bear all the hallmarks of Edward Hinde, the serial killer jailed by psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman fifteen years earlier. Sebastian desperately needs some order in his chaotic life. The revelation that he has a daughter, Vanya, could provide this longed-for stability. But should he tell her the truth and risk destroying her life and career? Forcing his way into the investigation, Sebastian soon learns that the murders are connected to him and that no one around him is safe. Including Vanya.


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Reviews

'One of the best Swedish serial-killer thrillers ever' Smalandsposten (Sweden)

'Crime novels simply do not get any better' NDR (Germany)

'Hjorth and Rosenfeldt are able to create suspense and maintain it over hundreds of pages ... yet another unexpected twist.' Der Standard (Austria)

'A relentlessly exciting and intelligent thriller' Vrij Nederland (Netherlands)

'One on the best thrillers to come from Sweden in recent years' Die Tageszeitung (Germany)

About the Author

Michael Hjorth, Hans Rosenfeldt

Michael Hjorth is one of Sweden's best-known film and TV producers, and a well-renowned screenwriter whose work includes several screenplays to Henning Mankell's Wallander film

Hans Rosenfeldt has hosted both radio and television shows, and is Sweden's leading screenwriter and the creator of The Bridge, which is broadcast in more than 170 countries.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th June 2015

Author

Michael Hjorth, Hans Rosenfeldt

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Publisher

Century an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Hardback
528 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781780894553

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