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‘The Silent Girl’ by Michael Hjorth & Hans Rosenfeldt
by Century, 29 June 2017. ISBN: 978-1-78-089460-7 (PB)
The authors are
the international bestselling duo of hit TV shows Wallander,The Bridge and
Marcella. This is the fourth in their
collaborative thriller series that features the Riksmord, the National Homicide
Unit, and its enigmatic and flawed psychologist and criminal profiler, Sebastian
the Easter holidays, in an idyllic Swedish setting, the Carlsten family is mowed
down in their lovely home in the small town of Torsby.It’s a chilling execution — a gory shooting
committed in cold blood in broad daylight by a brutal killer who has vanished
without trace. Without apparent motive, without a witness and lacking a
suspect, it looks like the perfect murder. Will the perpetrator ever be brought
during the investigation something else emerges.That someone was present during the brutal
slaughter — a youngster who, in fear of her life, has fled the scene.The
race is on to find her. But will she,
can she, talk and tell what happened? Sebastian,
whose own personal life is a perpetual vortex, must track her down before the
murderer beats him to it and silences her forever.
stripped down, the plot is simple enough as we follow the many characters
pitched into a gritty chase to expose the manipulative gunman. However, the fast pacing, cataclysmic tension
building, intriguing twists and turns, blind alleys, unexpected developments,
credible, compelling characters with dark secrets, sharp dialogue, pruned
interior monologues and shifting sands of relationships punch the story along,
and keep the reader gripped, to the very last page.
Michael Hjorth and Hans
Rosenfeldtmake up the celebrated
Swedish crime writing duo known as Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, authors of the
internationally bestselling series about Psychological Profiler Sebastian
Hjorth born 1963, is one of Sweden’s most famous film and TV producers and a
renowned screenwriter whose work includes the screenplays to several of Henning
Mankell’s Wallander films.
Rosenfeldt born 1964, is Sweden’s leading screenwriter and the creator of the
most successful Scandinavian TV-series ever: the award-winning crime series Bron
(The Bridge), which is broadcast in more than 170 countries.
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicals then
turned her hand to fiction. Having published nine novels all, bar one,
hardwired with a romantic theme, she has also written short stories and
accounts of her explorations off the beaten track that feature on her blog. A
tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work in progress. Thrillers, crime and
mystery narratives, collecting old masks and singing are a few of her favourite