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The Last Lullaby by Carin Gerhardsen
  

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From the Swedish publisher of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy comes a sensational new crime writing talent - and one of the best new Scandinavian crime series since Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole. Inspector Conny Sjoberg and his police colleagues are perplexed by the brutal killing of a family in their Stockholm apartment. With no clues, the murder inquiry starts with working out how was it possible for the mother, who worked as a cleaner, to afford a multi-million dollar property? Despite a heavily reduced team, with experienced officers ill, injured or mysteriously missing, Sjoberg struggles to keep the investigation on the rails. But Conny has problems of his own - from a woman he cannot get out of his head, to a shocking revelation about his own past - all of which threaten to compromise the hunt for this heartless killer... The Hammarby series, began with The Gingerbread House followed by Cinderella Girl and continues with The Last Lullaby.

If you like Carin Gerhardsen you might also like to read books by Karin Fossum, Hakan Nesser and Liza Marklund.

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The Last Lullaby by Carin Gerhardsen

Discover one of the best Scandinavian crime series since Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole. It's the call every officer dreads. Stockholm Criminal Investigator Conny Sjoberg finds a mother and her two young children lying peacefully in bed, their throats coldly and efficiently cut and no signs of a struggle. As Conny and his team get to work they draw a blank on both motive and suspect for these cruel, senseless murders. The only lead they have is a mysterious benefactor of the family - who eludes their every search. Distracted and hampered by the mysterious disappearance of one of their officers, Conny's squad struggles on - until an astonishing discovery turns the case upside down and threatens to tear his team apart...

Reviews

Praise for Carin Gerhardsen:

'Carin Gerhardsen writes so vividly, like she is painting with words, gripping your heart and soul in an ever-tightening tourniquet' -- Peter James

'The pages turn themselves, right up to the final startling twist' -- John Verdon

'The books are fast-paced and addictive: finely tuned pieces that virtually demand to be read in one sitting' -- Barry Forshaw

About the Author

Carin Gerhardsen was born in 1962 in Katrineholm, Sweden. Originally a mathematician, she enjoyed a successful career as an IT consultant before turning her hand to writing crime fiction. The Gingerbread House is the first title in The Hammarby Series, novels following Detective Inspector Conny Sjoberg and his murder investigation team. Carin now lives in Stockholm with her husband and their two children. She is currently working on the seventh title in the series.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th June 2015

Author

Carin Gerhardsen

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
Scandinavian Crime
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781405914093

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