Victim Without A Face

Victim Without A Face

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" Two gruesome murders have shocked the Swedish town of Helsingborg. The first victim, a thug who liked using his fists, died with his hands sawn off. His sidekick, a fan of steel-capped boots, was crushed to death feet-first. Both men were bullies in the same class at school. Is someone serving justice after thirty years? The killer leaves no trace behind. But for lead investigator Fabian Risk, the lack of forensic evidence is not the only problem. He too was a student in that class--which makes him both a potential victim and a potential suspect... Full of unremitting suspense and unexpected twists, Stefan Ahnhem's Victim Without a Face is a sensational thriller from a superb debut storyteller. "--
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250103185
Branch Call Number: AHNHEM S
Characteristics: 589 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Willson-Broyles, Rachel - Translator


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Dec 17, 2017

I do enjoy Nordic Noir and read several authors. This author is new to me.
I did enjoy the story. I won't give anything away....but I also just finished reading the 2nd book in the series "The Ninth Grave". Not sure why the author wrote this way, but I think 9th Grave should be the first in the series and Victim without a Face should be 2nd in the series.
I found I was confused at the beginning trying to figure out why the characters seemed to be a step back in time.

Looking forward to book #3.

athompson10 Dec 06, 2016

LONG and disappointing. This book needs editing, as much of it is slow or repetitive - how many times can the author end a chapter with one of the cops saying or thinking "we don't know what to do next"??? There are loose threads that are never tied up (two examples: Risk's maybe-lover and his former employment in Copenhagen), descriptions of scenery or interiors that don't make sense or aren't illuminating, and the main character is boring and predictable.
If this is the first in a series of Fabian Risk novels, count me out for the rest.

Nov 12, 2016

The first book in the Fabian Risk series


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