Synopses & Reviews
From bestselling Scandinavian crime writer Åke Edwardson — whose books are international sensations in Europe — comes this gripping novel of suspense and character involving two missing persons, two detectives, and a mystery dating to World War II.
Chief Inspector Erik Winter of the Gothenburg police force faces a puzzling missing person case: A brother and sister report that their father has disappeared, and they believe he may have gone to Scotland in search of his father, who was presumed to have died in World War II. With the help of an old friend from Scotland Yard, Winter sets off to the land of malt whiskeys in search of the truth.
Meanwhile Winter’s colleague Aneta Djanali, Gothenburg’s African-Swedish female detective, takes a report about a suspected abused wife. But she cannot find the woman, who seems to have disappeared except for mysterious phone messages she sometimes leaves, and her family won’t say where the missing woman is. The case becomes personal for Aneta as she receives chilling threats from someone who clearly doesn’t want her to find the missing woman.
This mystery featuring Chief Inspector Winter is an outstanding psychological thriller, a character study of great depth and skill by a Swedish master.
"Two amorphous mysteries slowly take shape in Edwardson's fifth novel featuring Chief Insp. Erik Winter of the Gothenburg police (after 2007's Frozen Tracks). When Axel Osvald, whose daughter Winter was once involved with, disappears in Scotland while looking into the presumed drowning of his father, John Osvald, during WWII, Winter goes to Scotland in search of answers. Meanwhile, African-Swedish policewoman Aneta Djanali can't let go of the case of Anette Lindsten, a possible victim of domestic violence who's reluctant to let the authorities investigate. A puzzled Djanali and her colleague, Fredrik Halders, try to locate Lindsten and make sense out of the complicated tangle of her relationships after she goes missing. Edwardson's ambling story reveals more about the complex psychology of Winter and Djanali than it does about crime or criminals. Agent: Peter Riva, International Transactions." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
brother and sister believe that their father has gone missing. They think he may have traveled in search of his
father, who was presumed lost decades ago in World War II. Meanwhile, there are reports that a woman is being abused, but she can’t be found and her family won’t tell the police where she is. Two missing people and two very different families combine in this dynamic and suspenseful mystery by the Swedish master Åke Edwardson.
Gothenburg’s Chief Inspector Erik Winter travels to Scotland in search of the missing man, aided there by an old friend from Scotland Yard. Back in Gothenburg, Afro-Swedish detective Aneta Djanali discovers how badly someone doesn’t want her to find the missing woman when she herself is threatened. Sail of Stone is a brilliantly perceptive character study, acutely observed and skillfully written with an unerring sense of pace.
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.