The Dangerous Game

Swedish title: Den farliga leken

Category: Fiction / Crime & Suspense

Pub date: 21-05-2010

The Dangerous Game

Mari Jungstedt

Mari Jungstedt is a major Swedish Crime sensation: 15 books published in 17 languages. THE DANGEROUS GAME is the eighth book in her Gotland series.

When Jenny, an ordinary schoolgirl on the island of Gotland, is discovered by a modelling agency, her life changes overnight. Soon she is considered one of their hottest stars and is thrown into a world of VIP parties and glamour. While Jenny is enjoying her exciting new life in Stockholm, Agnes, a few years her junior, has been hospitalised due to a serious eating disorder. She too dreamt of living in the limelight, but is now fading away.

But tragedy also lies in wait for successful Jenny. During a lavish fashion photo shoot on Gotland’s barren, isolated peninsula, her new boyfriend, the fashion photographer Markus, is the victim of a murder attempt. He is found in an isolated spot, covered in blood and brutally assaulted – but alive. Will he be able to tell Inspector Anders Knutas anything that will lead the police to the perpetrator, before it’s too late?

Gotland’s spectacular scenery, wild weather and the isolation of the island make it the perfect setting for a crime series that plays on the hair-raising feeling that someone is watching you. The series follows Inspector Anders Knutas, who has worked for the Visby police force for thirty years. He has an ailing marriage, and harbours secret feelings for his co-worker Karin Jacobsson, a bundle of energy who is strangely secretive about her private life. Knutas and Jacobsson’s investigations take them into the secluded homes and dark secrets of the Gotland citizens they serve to protect.