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Room No. 10by Ake Edwardson
Synopses & Reviews
In an “absolutely mesmerizing tale” (New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart) from one of Sweden’s top crime novelists, police detective Erik Winter tries to solve two mysteriously linked murders.
From the moment a young woman is discovered hanged in a decrepit hotel room, Gothenburg’s Chief Inspector Erik Winter is on the case. But something seems familiar…or is it déjà vu? As Winter examines the hotel room, he realizes that he was in the same place twenty years earlier, when it was the last known location of a woman who had disappeared. The two women seem to have nothing else in common apart from this room, but Winter must find out if there are other connections.
The dead woman’s parents are bereft and unable to explain the puzzling contents of a note their daughter left behind. Winter, however, suspects that they are holding back some secret that might help him find the murderer. As he pursues his hunch and digs into the old police report on the woman who disappeared—two decades ago—Winter becomes increasingly convinced that the cases are somehow connected. With the help of his unforgettable team, including old-timer Bertil Ringmar, the hot-headed Fredrik Halders, and Aneta Djanali, Fredrik’s talented girlfriend, Winter will go to any extreme to find the killer.
Fast-paced, complex, and sure to please Stieg Larsson and Kjell Eriksson fans, Room No. 10 is a first-rate thriller that will keep your mind buzzing and heart pounding from beginning to end.
A YOUNG WOMAN is discovered hanged in a room in a decrepit hotel with a mysterious note near her body. When Gothenburg’s Chief Inspector Erik Winter investigates, he realizes that it is the same hotel room that was, twenty years earlier, the last known location of a woman who disappeared and was never found. The two women seem to have nothing in common except for this hotel room, but Winter suspects that there may be other connections—and that both women might have even fallen prey to the same killer.
Room No. 10 is a first-rate thriller, suffused with the gray seaside beauty of Gothenburg and filled with the characters that Åke Edwardson’s readers have come to love: Erik Winter, the philosophical detective who veers between pessimism and optimism but never gives up; Bertil Ringmar, the methodical old-timer whose analytical mind keeps everyone focused; hot-headed Fredrik Halders, whose temper sometimes overwhelms his passion for justice; and Aneta Djanali, an immigrant from Burkina Faso whose ability to talk to other women can open new leads. As compelling as they are dedicated, they are an unforgettable team determined to find a bizarre killer.
About the Author
Åke Edwardson has worked as a journalist, a press officer for the United Nations, and a university lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden, where his mysteries are set. He is one of Sweden’s bestselling authors, and his books featuring Detective Chief Inspector Erik Winter have been translated into more than twenty languages worldwide. He is a three-time winner of the Swedish Crime Writers’ Award for best crime novel.
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