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The Man Who Watched Women Hardcover – 15 July 2015
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"well written with a captivating storyline" (Reading Stuff n Things)
"One of the best Swedish serial-killer thrillers ever" (Smålandsposten (Sweden))
"Crime novels simply do not get any better" (NDR (Germany))
"Hjorth and Rosenfeldt are able to create suspense and maintain it over hundreds of pages … yet another unexpected twist." (Der Standard (Austria))
"A dark read for a sunny beach"
"well written with a captivating storyline"
- Publisher : CENTURY - TRADE (15 July 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1780894554
- ISBN-13 : 978-1780894553
- Dimensions : 16.2 x 4.4 x 24 cm
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A complex and difficult story where
Sebastian is co-opted to work with a police team as a psychological profiler, but he gets involved with a case that involves a serial copy cat killer of someone that he had written a book about after he had been imprisoned.
But after a while he reallises that'll the victims all have a connection to himself. This creates greater tension, especially when he realises that this could involve a colleague with whom he shares a love/hate relationship.
Up is extremely tense and even at the end leaves a cliff hanging link to a future book.
An excellent but if fiction.
Some aspects made me think of Silence of the Lambs, particularly the evil and manipulative but imprisoned serial killer who can provide answers to what's going on; and the ambitious governor (think doctor) eager to be in the headlines, who finds himself in a situation way above his head.
Like some other reviewers, I'm a little taken aback that so few of the main characters are likeable. Sebastian, in particular, has almost no redeeming factors. Ursula's main skill is having extra marital affairs. Vanja is arrogant, opinionated, bad tempered and more.
Still, I liked the book despite, rather than because of these characters.
A series of brutal murders of women occur and the m.o. indicates a copy cat. The murderer appears to be copying a notorious criminal, Edward Hinde, who is in prison and has been for ten years. The team of police investigators from Ricksmord are tasked with the detection. It becomes apparent that the murdered women have had sexual relationships with Sebastian and so he becomes involved. Most of the police team are unhappy about this due to Sebastian's unacceptable attitude and behaviour during a previous murder investigation.
There are various connecting storylines going on and to understand the characters, properly, it's best to read the first book before this one (Sebastian Bergman).
The pace is fast and the plot compelling and it's an enjoyable read. I look forward to the next book in the series.