The Swedish Girl: A DCI Lorimer Novel

The Swedish Girl: A DCI Lorimer Novel

by Alex Gray

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ISBN-13: 9780062659255
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Series: William Lorimer , #10
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 53,807
File size: 747 KB

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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The Swedish Girl: A DCI Lorimer Novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
chillandreadblog More than 1 year ago
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CMash More than 1 year ago
If you follow my blog/reviews, you may have noticed that I have been reading a lot of books in this series. I admit I’m addicted!! THE SWEDISH GIRL is the 10th book in the DCI Lorimer series but easily reads as a stand-alone. Eva Magnusson, the Swedish girl has come to Glasgow to attend the University. Her father, a multi-millionaire has purchased a luxury apartment for her and 4 other roommates that he has hand picked to live there. Soon after, Eva is found dead. One of the roommates is suspected of the killing and sent off to prison. However, while imprisoned, there are other murders and the victims all resemble Eva. Have the police arrested the wrong man? Thus starts the nonstop suspense! Ms. Gray’s writing style grabs the reader and doesn’t let go to the very end. With this book, I kept going back and forth as to who I thought the murderer was. Did I figure it out? A riveting and entertaining page turner! I had trouble putting this one down….and then…..! WAIT! WHAT!!! The killer is WHO!!?? And then Ms. Gray drops the other shoe..WHOA! A jaw dropping ending! To answer the question…no I hadn’t figured it out! I highly recommend not only this book but the series!! Will be starting the next book in the series, THE SILENT GAMES in the very near future! Can’t wait!
booklover- More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars DS Lorimer is back to his old station, but is now the boss. It doesn't take long for a new murder investigation only this time he has to wait for his team to keep him updated. Eva Magnusson a beautiful, rich college student. Her flatmates are Kirsty, daughter of another detective and Colin, Roger and Gary ... all handpicked by her father. Kiisty is absolutely horrified to find Eva lying dead in their home, a vicitm of murder. And she is horrified when the police arrest the one man Kirsty swears would never have hurt anyone, least of all Eva. Refusing to accept that he is guilty, she turns to family friend DS Lorimer to help. But when a series of women, all who look very much like Eva, are attacked, bludgened and then strangled, Lorimer begins to have doubts himself about the young man they have jailed. Once he starts investigating, with Kirsty's help, he finds that Eva may have been hiding a lot of dark secrets from everyone. Although 10th in this series, it's perfectly fine as a stand alone. However, as always, I recommend starting at the beginning to watch how the characters seem to grow into their stories. The story premise is a good one, with twists and turns and lots of suspects to keep a reader satisfied. It becomes very suspenseful when Eva's secrets ... and those of others ... come to light. The characters are credible with one exception. Police generally do not suggest that a private citizen, let alone a young college girl, help with the investigation, especially knowing there is another killer out there. Many thanks to the author / Harper Collins / Edelweiss for the advanced digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.