By Ake Edwardson, Per Carlsson
The second one installment of the across the world most sensible promoting Erik iciness sequence it really is August and the yearly Gothenburg celebration is in complete swing. yet this 12 months the bacchanalian blowout is simmering with ethnic discord spurred through nativist gangs. whilst a lady is located murdered within the park-her id as inscrutable because the blood-red image at the tree above her body-Winter's look for her lacking baby leads him from modern McMansions to the Gothenburg fringes, the place "northern suburbs" is code for "outsider" and the earlier is inescapable-even for Sweden's youngest leader inspector. Psychologically gripping and socially astute, The Shadow girl places this grasp of Swedish noir on the right track to construct an American viewers on par together with his overseas status.
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All along his colleague remained quiet in the passenger seat, as if he were asleep. “There’s a one-minute idling limit in Gothenburg,” Halders shouted when the patrol car turned around and started back toward the street. The driver waved. Three minutes later the call came in to dispatch and was immediately passed on to homicide, twenty-five yards from where Halders and Bergenhem were still standing. The murdered woman lay on the edge of the Delsjö Forest. The summer was over. The season was beginning.
He turned his gaze back to the woman’s face. She looked older now with her eyes closed. Pia Erikson Fröberg had examined the internal organs, saved the contents of the stomach, and taken a urine sample and a blood sample from the thigh vein when Winter stepped out of the autopsy room for a moment to call Ringmar. ” Ringmar asked. ” “Yeah, maybe. People tattoo themselves in the most bizarre places. ” “No. Just a naked face. ” “It depends on your social scene. ” “She seems poor. Cheap no-name clothes.
God knows how many of them had trampled around the victim. A uniformed officer was waiting at the police cordon. He was young and pale. Winter flashed his ID. ” “Yes. ” “The guy who called. ” The uniformed officer nodded toward the darkness. Winter could see the silhouette of a head in the dawn light. ” Winter asked. ” “Good. ” There were five cars in the parking lot, in addition to the two radio cars and the two cars that the forensic team and its boss had arrived in. Next to the entrance was a road sign prohibiting the parking of mobile homes.