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The Cruel Stars of the Night




Author Kjell Eriksson
Rights UK & Comm ex Can
ISBN 9780749011994
Pages 480
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As autumn creeps across the Swedish city of Uppsala, retired scholar Ulrik Hindersten disappears without a trace.

The bludgeoned corpses of two local farmers are unearthed within days of each other. Inspector Ann Lindell and her team at the Uppsala Violent Crimes Division are called in to investigate.

As Lindell searches for connections between these crimes she finds herself drawn to Hindersten’s increasingly unstable daughter Laura, who is consumed by the painful memories of her past.

Caught in the middle of a dangerous web as distant events take on a devastating and urgent clarity, Lindell must unravel the threads if she is to stop the deranged killer who may be closer than she thinks…

Award-winning Scandinavian crime-writer Kjell Eriksson’s follow-up to the bestseller The Princess of Burundi is once again a titillating display of visceral prose where tensions slowly become unbearable, every smell, feeling, dream and nerve-ending exposed, as the reader is pulled towards an unforgettable denouement.

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