- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Sphere (5 Dec. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0751548227
- ISBN-13: 978-0751548228
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.5 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Swedish Girl (William Lorimer) Paperback – 5 Dec 2013
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Gray is the new master of Scottish crime writing. (Scottish Daily Express)
Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh. (Daily Mail)
The brand new page-turning Detective Lorimer novel from Alex Gray, evoking Glasgow like no other writer can.See all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
A book you can't put down
What lets the book down however is one of its basic themes. Colin is arrested and ends up in prison charged with murder, even though there is insufficient evidence against him. Let me reassure readers that this could not happen.
You cannot be put in prison just because a Detective Inspector thinks you are guilty. Even if the D.I. is prepared to risk a legal action against her for wrongful arrest, it is highly unlikely that her Superintendent (what happened to the Det. Ch. Inspector in the chain of command?) would fail to tell her that she needed more evidence. Even if this did happen, the Procurator Fiscal (Scottish equivalent of the Crown Prosecution Service) would certainly not be willing to prosecute without evidence and even if he or she went along with the idea that a D.I. thinking somebody was guilty was good enough for them, they would still have to convince a Sheriff that there was enough evidence (a prima facie case in legal terms) to detain Colin in prison pending trial.
Poor Colin, languishing in Barlinnie (again full marks for research) wonders who is going to get him out because he didn’t kill anyone. In reality, the answer is that his lawyer would get him out because even if all these other people hadn’t spotted the tiny but important factor that there was no evidence, his lawyer certainly would have.Read more ›
Published by Sphere, 7 March 2013. ISBN: 978-184744-566-7
Scandinavian blue eyes, silver blond hair, wealthy and gorgeous, Eva Magnusson is the golden girl - the one the girls want to be like, and the boys want to bed. When Kirsty Wilson gains a place in the luxury flat owed by Eva she cannot believe her good fortune. The other flatmates are three guys Gary, Colin and Rodge
The story starts in July when Eva views the flat with her father Henrik Magnusson. We then learn of the lives of the four flat mates as they take up residence at the start of the university term in September. But in December when Kirsty returns to the flat one evening she finds Eva dead.
Detective Superintendent Lorrimer is called to the incident and finds his friend pathologist Dr Rosie Fergusson is the on-duty pathologist. Eventually the police charge one of the male flatmates, but Kirsty doesn't believe that he is guilty and tells her father Detective Sergeant Alistair Wilson of Strathclyde police, but he is unconvinced. Can she persuade Lorrimer that they have the wrong man.
There are many undertones to this book. What exactly was Henrik Magnusson relationship with his daughter? And why did he select three young males as her flat mates, along with home-making Kirsty, no match for a girl like Eva. And elderly neighbour Derek McCubbin trying to avoid living with his daughter - what does he know?
Although not convinced by Kirsty Wilson's stoic belief in the innocence of her flatmate Lorrimer calls on his friend Solly Brightman, to help him find the truth behind the enigmatic Eva.
The discovery of a second body calls into question whether they do have the right man.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The description on the back piqued my interest, but what a disappointment this book turned out to be. Very weak, no depth to the characters or plot and not at all believable. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Barker
Wonderful gripping tale, pulling the reader into Glasgow and joining the characters on their journey. Brilliant! Lorimer is totally believable.Published 4 months ago by V. Edwards
I’ll be honest I never wanted this book. That’s perhaps unfair, I never set out to intentionally buy this book, I went to buy something else in Waterstones, I can’t remember what,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sarah
I wish I could have stepped into the pages of this dreary book and strangled the wretched girl myself !!Published 4 months ago by silvermalc
One of her best Lorimer novels. It was gripping all the way through. Can't wait to read the next one.Published 7 months ago
Been after this for a long time and now its in my collectionPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
My favourite of the entire series but they were all wonderfull.Published 13 months ago by Miss R. Wood