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If you thought The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the epitome of Nordic noir's savage darkness, think again. Graphic, violent and weaving a thread of evil with the dexterity of a malevolent spider, this Swedish trilogy by a collaborative duo of writers, ups the ante yet another notch with pedophilia, mutilation, human trafficking and a veritable catalogue of deviance unveiled following the discovery of a mummified child's corpse by the police and the ensuing investigation by troubled detective Jeanette Kihlberg, the scion of a family of cops through the generations. Once you set the manifold horrors aside (if you can), the investigation proves entrancing, with a complex plot swerving in all directions that make this a psychological thriller of the highest order, with positive female characters to the fore. Might not be to the liking of lovers of cozy crime, but otherwise will have you truly gripped.
This is the international thriller sensation. It starts with just one body - the hands bound, the skin covered in marks. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg is determined to find out who is responsible, despite opposition from her superiors. When two more bodies are discovered, it becomes clear that she is hunting a serial killer. With her career on the line, Kihlberg turns to psychotherapist Sofia Zetterlund. Together, they expose a chain of shocking events that began decades ago - but will it lead them to the murderer before someone else dies? A compulsive page-turner. (Sunday Express). Compelling...we are left gasping for breath. (Daily Mail). There's a fantastic twist...the pace of its revelations is relentless. (Observer).
Closing date: 13/05/2019
'Compelling... we are left gasping for breath' Daily Mail
'A compulsive page-turner... ridiculously entertaining' Sunday Express
'There's a fantastic twist... the pace of its revelations [is] relentless' Observer, Thriller of the Month
'Dark, powerful, disturbing' The Times
'The best crime novel of the year so far' Metro
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 14/04/2016
Publisher: Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage Publishing
|Publication date:||6th April 2017|
|Author:||Erik Axl Sund|
|Publisher:||Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Scandinavian Crime, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,|
Erik Axl Sund is the pseudonym for 2 authors who have been friends and collaborators for years: Jerker Erikson and Hakan Axlander Sundquist. Hakan was a sound engineer, musician and artist, while Jerker was a music producer and worked as a librarian in a prison. Both live in Sweden where they are now full-time writers, and also run an art gallery together. Originally written as a trilogy before being re-worked for the English language markets The Crow Girl is their first book. The complete trilogy received the 'Special Award' from the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers in 2012, with the academy highlighting ...More About Erik Axl Sund