The Fourth Victim

Swedish title: Det fjärde offret

Category: Fiction / Crime & Suspense

Pub date: 17-05-2011

The Fourth Victim

Mari Jungstedt

Mari Jungstedt is a major Swedish Crime sensation: 15 books published in 17 languages. THE FOURTH VICTIM is the ninth book in her Gotland series.

A quiet late-summer morning, an armed robbery is committed in the sleepy idyll Klintehamn, on the west coast of Gotland. The robbers escape on their motorcycles to a deserted farmhouse in the countryside. When the police finally make their way up to the hiding place, one of the robbers is found murdered, in what the newspapers describe as “cold blood”.

Inspector Anders Knutas initially looks for connections to the motorcycle clubs of Gotland. When that thread leads nowhere, he instead starts searching for answers in the past – all while trying to rein in his growing affection for his colleague, Karin Jacobsson. When the journalist Johan Berg is drawn into the investigation, a tragedy is not far away; and all the while, the risk that the offender will strike again is increasing …

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.

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