The first book in the Fabian Risk series, Victim Without a Face is a chilling novel about the ultimate revenge.
Criminal investigator Fabian Risk has left Stockholm with his wife, Sonja, and their two children to start fresh in his hometown of Helsingborg. He has planned a six-week vacation before he starts a new job at the Homicide Department. But after only a few hours in their new home, he is asked to investigate a brutal murder. The body of Jörgen Pålsson, one of Risk’s former classmates, has been found with both hands missing. Soon the bodies of more old classmates are found, and Risk finds himself in a race against time: Can they find the murderer before the entire class is killed?
More gripping than Nesbo, blacker than Larsson and more bleakly human than Mankell . . . this is high-octane Scandinavian crime that knows where all the bodies are buried.
An evil story full of surprise and suspense, and taking place in the shadows of the past. I read it in one sitting.
It is not often a crime novel grasps you from the very first page and refuses to let you go.
A sharp and adrenaline packed thriller! For 600 pages the reader is being held in an almost uncanny grip by this crime novel that doesn’t shy away from the sensational. The author, with a background of 20 years as a script writer, is an excellent storyteller and has all the qualifications needed to be the next great Swedish thriller king.