Publish date: January 26th 2003
Publisher: Canongate Books
Pages no: 249
Edition language: English
This was a nice break from my typical police procedural Nordic Noir books that I read. This emphasis was much more psychological in method. I wouldn't necessarily lean toward this type of book, but it will be a nice break from time to time. Good writing, loved the main character, and the story laid ...
Good mystery, with a different twist. The protagonist is homeless, a former mental patient. She's accused of being a serial killer, and her back story is told in flashbacks. It's well told, in a surprisingly short novel. I enjoyed it.Recommended if you like mysteries or crime novels.
Can someone please tell me the point of including her mental illness and her parent's cruelty towards her? Yuo only needed a fraction of that information to understand why she was now sleeping rough and even then it didn't add anything to the story at all. And why did she think being 'caught' for sc...
The poor little rich girl thing didn't grab me at all.Next!
Nominee for an Edgar for best novel this year. A homeless woman who survives by her wits becomes the prime suspect in a man’s death in Stockholm. Will probably make my best of list for 2009. Truly compelling characters and setting. Will look forward to reading more of her books.
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