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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,412 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Håkan Nesser Narrator: Simon Vanc Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries Release Date:
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While on a field trip through the woods on the outskirts of Behren, a young girl stumbles upon a decomposing body wrapped in a carpet and lying in a ditch. The body has no hands, feet, or head, but this was not the work of wild animals. A brutal killer is on the loose—but who is the victim?

From the hospital bed where he is recovering from surgery, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren begins to piece together the fragmentary clues that involve a nun who hides a secret, a crippled woman, the murders of two other women, and a former track star who served two sentences for murder and has been missing since the date of his return to society.

No one is who they appear to be, and a sleepy village finds itself reopening cases long considered closed. With the assistance of his colleagues, Van Veeteren faces the prospect of taking the law into his own hands in the face of a flawed system of justice.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/18/2014

    " I picked this up years ago in Stockholm because it was one of the few book I saw written by a Swede, but translated into English. I found the pacing slow, the murder unremarkable and the characters forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katherine | 2/9/2014

    " "Journalists are like cow shit, Reinhart used to say. I'm not especially keen on the stuff as such, but I understand that it has its uses" (103). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 2/6/2014

    " Entertaining. Quirky. Good read. A chief inspector who follows his own intuition to solve cases. Van Veeteren. The New York Times writes, "Nesser has a penetrating eye for the skull beneath the skin." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barrie | 2/2/2014

    " I enjoy the Inspector Van Veeteren series, good mystery reads. Interesting location in Sweden. Not a flashy hero, but imminently likeable. "

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