Chief Inspector Erik Winter, The Shadow Woman by Ake Edwardson, Per Carlsson

By Ake Edwardson, Per Carlsson

The second one installment of the across the world top promoting Erik wintry weather sequence it is August and the yearly Gothenburg social gathering is in complete swing. yet this yr the bacchanalian blowout is simmering with ethnic discord spurred by way of nativist gangs. whilst a girl is located murdered within the park-her identification as inscrutable because the blood-red image at the tree above her body-Winter's look for her lacking baby leads him from smooth McMansions to the Gothenburg fringes, the place "northern suburbs" is code for "outsider" and the prior is inescapable-even for Sweden's youngest leader inspector. Psychologically gripping and socially astute, The Shadow lady places this grasp of Swedish noir on the right track to construct an American viewers on par along with his overseas popularity.

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Soon,” Mommy said. ” Mommy stopped the car again, and then she got out and came and sat in the backseat with her. ” “No. It’s just the rain. Now listen to me. First we’re going to go to this other place to pick up some men. ” “Yes. Now, these men are going to run to us when we drive up—it’s this game we’re going to play with them. And when they come, they’re going to jump into the car before it’s stopped. ” “We’re going to go home. ” “It’s very important that you lie down on the floor when we play the game.

1 ERIK WINTER WOKE UP LATE. HE’D GOTTEN WRAPPED UP IN HIS sheets and had to wriggle around to disentangle his body from the bedclothes. The sun was hanging in place off the balcony. The apartment was already hot. He sat on the edge of the bed and ran his hand over the stubble on his face, his head heavy from something between sleeping and waking. Then he walked across the wooden floor to the shower and stood there, waiting for the water to warm. Wuss, he thought to himself. He lathered up, feeling his testicles tighten.

It looked as if the corpse were waiting to be notified of the result, shifting its gaze from the sky to Pia’s accomplished movements. She’s in good hands, thought Winter. Her body is in good hands. It was the most important moment of the investigation. The woman’s body lay close to a sign that warned of high voltage. Immediately to the right of the ditch was the four-and-a-half-mile circuit around Big Delsjö Lake, part of the Bohusleden hiking trail. On the other side of the jogging path lay the water’s edge.

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