PEPPARKAKSHUSET – THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE

By Carin Gerhardsen

It’s a late Monday afternoon in November. The darkness is closing in and wet snow is falling over Stockholm. A man sits down on the underground train with a newspaper in his hand. Seeing all the gloomy, pale faces surrounding him, he feels satisfaction. After all he’s successful, happily married and the father of three children. Things can only get better.

In the window reflection he catches the glance of a dishevelled-looking character – a character that seems to be staring right at him. Is his happiness that visible from the outside? Does that matter? If that’s the case, he can certainly live with it. The train pulls into the station and the man prepares to get off. He doesn’t notice that the rugged character also gets up from his seat.

In a short space of time, several bestial murders occur in central Sweden. When criminal investigator Conny Sjöberg at the Hammarby police begins to suspect that there’s a link between the murders, he grows completely cold. There is someone out there whose motives are very personal and who won’t allow anything to stand in his way…
Pepparkakshuset (The Gingerbread House) by Carin Gerhardsen is the first part in the Hammarby series, a new thriller series with taut, suspenseful plots and unexpected twists and turns. The novels are set in an urban environment and create strong portraits of authentic characters that will linger in the reader’s mind.

ABOUT THE BOOK

First published by Ordfront Förlag, 2008
318 pages

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