Lärjungen The Man Who Watched Women
Sebastian Bergman #2
A series of women are found brutally murdered in Stockholm and the Criminal Investigation Department, led by Torkel Höglund, is getting nowhere.
The murders are identical to those committed by Edward Hinde, the serial killer whom psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman put behind bars fifteen years ago. And there Hinde has remained, inside Lövhaga maximum security prison.
Meanwhile, Sebastian himself has found something to cling onto in life since he learned he has a biological daughter. But even if he wants nothing more than to tell her the truth, he knows it could very well ruin her life and destroy whatever shred of a relationship they have already.
Although he has left his work with the police, Sebastian forces his way into the investigation. Before long, he comes to realise that the murders are connected in a way he could never have imagined.
The Man Who Watched Women is the second installment of the Sebastian Bergman series.
“Captivating until the surprising end.”
“The Swedish writer duo stay on course for further success with their second crime novel. Hjorth and Rosenfeldt are able to create suspense and maintain it over hundreds of pages. Their luminous characters evolve, their settings are developed with precision. They always manage to create yet another unexpected twist.”
“Crime novels simply do not get any better.”
“One of the best thrillers to come out of Sweden in recent years.”
“Even more thrilling than their successful debut. A real page-turner that leaves the reader desperately waiting for the third Bergman case.”
“What's remarkable is that the novel not only follows the police team’s work, but that we also delve into the feelings (perverse, of course) of the monstrous killer and witness his rituals right from the start. The reader always knows more than the police, which in no way reduces our interest, but instead gives rise to a special kind of tension.”
“A relentlessly exciting and intelligent thriller.”
“An exciting play of cat-and-mouse.”
“One of the best Swedish serial killer thrillers ever.”
“I'm counting the days until the next book.”
“Perfect nerve-teasing entertainment.”
“Well written and exciting.”
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