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The Swedish Girl
January 8 - February 12, 2018
Another gripping Lorimer novel from Alex Gray, evoking Glasgow like no other writer can
When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can’t believe her luck. But Kirsty’s delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name.
Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva’s life and death. But it is not long until another woman, bearing a marked resemblance to Eva, is brutally murdered. Horrified, Lorimer realises that Kirsty could be right. Is it possible that Glasgow’s finest detective has put the wrong man behind bars? And is there a cold-blooded killer out there orchestrating the death of the next innocent victim?
Book Details:Genre: MysteryPublished by: Witness ImpulsePublication Date: January 9th 2018Number of Pages: 368ISBN: 9780062659255Series: A DCI Lorimer Novel, #10 (Stand Alone)
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This is definitely a stand alone novel, but if you have read the previous 9 books, then you just have more backgroud on the police characters. This is an interesting take on the closed room mystery. As far as the witnesses know, no one else was with eva, so how could she have died? The book is a reminder that what we don't SEE, could be a vital clue. I liked how this book shook up the series a bit- made it more interesting by giving Lorimer a murder mystery that seemed to have no conclusion. Pay attention when you read this one, as you're likely to miss the subtle clues and get caught on the red herrings! One of the better books in the series, and I highly recommend it!
About the Author:
Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the Department of Health, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English. Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles, and commissions for BBC radio programs. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing. A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, she is the author of thirteen DCI Lorimer novels. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, which had its inaugural year in 2012.
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