The Swedish Girl

The Swedish Girl

Book - 2013
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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?

In this gripping read, Alex Gray sends her dynamic Scottish detective from the gritty heart of Glasgow to the snowy streets of Stockholm in his toughest case yet.

Publisher: London :, Sphere,, 2013
ISBN: 9780751548228
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gray 2013
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 25 cm


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Apr 26, 2016

I agree with all of the previous comment. I also spotted a "continuity" error, where K. telephoned Lorimer, but next chapter refers to what she told him when she visited him! And G. Calderwood became Caldwell on one occasion. sloppy editing??

Mar 30, 2014

I hadn't read this series for awhile so picked this up. Unfortunately, I found it slow & unchallenging.
Lorimer is now a Superintendent & head of a station. Eva, a Swede in Glasgow for university is murdered & he takes an active role in the case.
There are some credibility issues. He encourages one of the student's friends to carry out her own investigation although she's directly involved in the case. And the quick arrest of another student is based on extremely weak evidence. DI Jo Grant who heads up the police team is the stereotypical tough young female cop, more concerned with results than the truth.
There is a subplot that generates some suspense which is good as you'll figure out early in the book who killed the Swedish girl.


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