Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

If you like BIG books and Scandi-crime, Erik Axl Sund's The Crow Girl is going to be a great addition to your TBR!

Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

In a Stockholm city park, police discover the hideously abused body of a young boy. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg heads the investigation, battling an apathetic prosecutor and a bureaucratic police force unwilling to devote resources to solving the murder of a nameless immigrant child. But with the discovery of two more mutilated children's corpses, it becomes clear that a serial killer is at large. Jeanette turns to therapist Sofia Zetterlund for her expertise in psychopathic perpetrators, and their lives become increasingly intertwined, professionally and personally. As they draw closer to the truth about the killings--working together but, ultimately, each on her own--we come to understand that these murders are only the most obvious evidence of a hellishly insidious evil woven deep into Swedish society. As viscerally dramatic as it is psychologically intense, The Crow Girl is a tale of almost unfathomably heinous deeds, and of the profound damage--and the equally profound need for revenge--left in their wake.

This doorstopper (clocking in at 784 pages) is the first release from coauthors Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist, aka Erik Axl Sund, and the first title in their Victoria Bergmans trilogy.

The Crow Girl is due out from Knopf this June.

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