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:
378,628
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

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