Never End (Erik Winter Series #4)

Never End (Erik Winter Series #4)

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by Åke Edwardson
     
 

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A gritty, bone-chilling masterpiece from the most acclaimed Scandinavian crime writer since Henning Mankell

It's summer in Sweden. As the coastal city of Gothenburg suffers through a heat wave, Chief Inspector Erik Winter broods over a series of unsolved rape-murders. The crimes bear an eerie resemblance to a five-year-old case that the mercurial

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A gritty, bone-chilling masterpiece from the most acclaimed Scandinavian crime writer since Henning Mankell

It's summer in Sweden. As the coastal city of Gothenburg suffers through a heat wave, Chief Inspector Erik Winter broods over a series of unsolved rape-murders. The crimes bear an eerie resemblance to a five-year-old case that the mercurial detective has refused to let go cold. Has the same rapist reemerged to taunt him, or is a copycat at work? And can Winter find a common thread among the victims before there are more of them? With Never End, Åke Edwardson brings American readers another installment of the smart, suspenseful, atmospheric series that has won him legions of fans all over the world.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Edwardson's series is as much about character interaction as it is about story, but he is no slouch at building suspense, and his ability to make the sweltering heat a kind of secondary character - as in Hitchcock's Rear Window-only adds to the tension."
-Booklist

"This series is a tough, smart police procedural. . . . Edwardson is a masterful storyteller. . . . This is crime writing at its most exciting, with great atmosphere and superb characters."
-The Globe & Mail, Toronto

"A novel with the most exhilarating final 50 pages in recent crime fiction."
-Toronto Star

Library Journal
As the summer sun beats down on the Swedish coastal city of Gothenburg, death has cast its own dark pall. In Edwardson's second "Erik Winter" mystery to be translated into English (after Sun and Shadow), the chief inspector and his team face a string of rape/murders eerily similar to those in a five-year-old unsolved case. In tracing the relationship of the victims to each other and uncovering their secrets, Winter finds his investigation taking an even more personal turn that leads to a shocking conclusion. Patrons who enjoy dark, moody crime novels set in foreign locales will want this. Strongly recommended for all crime fiction collections. [The Nordic crime wave continues with Karin Fossum's When the Devil Holds the Candle, reviewed above, and Mari Jungstedt's debut Swedish crime novel, Unseen, coming in September from St. Martin's Minotaur.-Ed.]-Susan O. Moritz, Montgomery Cty. Pub. Libs., MD Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143112433
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Series:
Erik Winter Series, #4
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,134,394
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Edwardson's series is as much about character interaction as it is about story, but he is no slouch at building suspense, and his ability to make the sweltering heat a kind of secondary character - as in Hitchcock's Rear Window-only adds to the tension."
-Booklist

"This series is a tough, smart police procedural. . . . Edwardson is a masterful storyteller. . . . This is crime writing at its most exciting, with great atmosphere and superb characters."
-The Globe & Mail, Toronto

"A novel with the most exhilarating final 50 pages in recent crime fiction."
-Toronto Star

Meet the Author

Åke Edwardson is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers. He has won numerous awards, including the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award three times.

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Never End (Erik Winter Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Camboron More than 1 year ago
Never End presents the possibility of the return, five years later, of a serial rapist. The emotional impact of the story unfolds in with the new victims and their families. But the most powerful chord struck immediately is the author’s treatment of the families of years ago, when everything is re-opened. He was so great at capturing grief, just like how the show THE KILLING handles the subject. I don’t understand how the qualities of these Erik Winter mysteries remain so good, time after time. Usually you disconnect to the awfulness of it all, but I find myself feeling strong emotions for the cops and the victims. I like some of the cops as people, as they are presented, and the way they interact with people in their jobs. They are not perfect, but I feel they are people. Not too eloquent to seem overly constructed by the author, but still revealing of character, their compassion for justice, and the amount to which they are decent, to name a few qualities. He also captures a cop’s struggle to detach from the crime, and the consequences/benefits of that, the wistfulness, dreaminess and hopelessness dealing constantly with tragedy, and the dreariness once expects from a northern, cold setting. My only, I won’t say critique, just an interesting observation, is a peculiar sense of shock and naïveté the cops experience when encountering underground industries, sex clubs, etc. in his mysteries. I don’t know if it’s my desensitization to violence and American culture, or if it’s just I can’t remember the years in which those types of crimes became prevalent, since these books weren’t recently written. All in all a great mystery, yet again, by Edwardson.
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These are huge cat like creathers in all sizes and are good hunters