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The Invisible Man from Salem

The Invisible Man from Salem

Christoffer Carlsson

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(Paperback | ISBN 9789385775576 | 304 pages | January 2016)

Summary

In the final days of summer, a young woman is shot dead in her apartment. Three floors above, the blue lights of the police cars awaken disgraced ex-officer Leo Junker. Though suspended from the force, he can’t stay away for long. Bluffing his way onto the crime scene, he examines the dead woman and sees that she is clasping a cheap necklace—a necklace he instantly recognises.

As Leo sets out on a rogue investigation to catch the killer, a series of frightening connections emerge, linking the murder to his own troubled youth in Salem—a suburb of Stockholm where social and racial tensions run high—and forcing him to confront a long ago incident that changed his life forever.

Now, in backstreets, shadowed alleyways, and decaying suburbs ruled by Stockholm’s criminal underground, the search for the young woman’s killer—and the truth about Leo’s past—begins.

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Reviews

‘This unique Nordic thriller of enthralling suspense takes a sickening dive into the murky corners of Stockholm and its suburbs ... a new and inspiring example.’—Le Figaro Magazine

'Carlsson renders a good plot with commanding writing. His moody portrayals of yesterday’s Salem and today’s Stockholm are convincing. Without trying to compare him to the Mankell/Larsson generation, I think he’s worth the Swedish accolades that are heaped on him.'
THE TIMES 'BOOK OF THE MONTH'

'If you want chills in the middle of summer, you've found the right book.'
ELLE

‘Christoffer Carlsson will lead you exactly where he wants you to go: into the maze of madness. Such narrative skill! Such control! Such a pleasure!’
IMPUDIQUE MAGAZINE

'A wonderfully well written novel, with a prose style that seeks to update noir.'
THE SPECTATOR

‘An extremely powerful, evocative thriller that reverberates far.’
—HANNOVER’S ONLINE MAGAZINE


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About the author

Christoffer Carlsson

Christoffer Carlsson was born in 1986. The author of two previous novels, he has a PhD in criminology, and is a university lecturer in the subject. The Invisible Man from Salem has been a bestseller in Sweden, and won the Swedish Crime Academy’s 2013 Best Crime Novel of the Year award. It is the first […]

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