The Shadow Woman

The Shadow Woman

An Inspector Erik Winter Novel

Book - 2010
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The second installment of the internationally best selling Erik Winter series

It's August and the annual Gothenburg Party is in full swing. But this year the bacchanalian blowout is simmering with ethnic discord spurred by nativist gangs. When a woman is found murdered in the park-her identity as inscrutable as the blood-red symbol on the tree above her body-Winter's search for her missing child leads him from sleek McMansions to the Gothenburg fringes, where "northern suburbs" is code for "outsider" and the past is inescapable-even for Sweden's youngest chief inspector. Psychologically gripping and socially astute, The Shadow Woman puts this master of Swedish noir on track to build an American audience on par with his international fame.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Penguin Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780143117940
Branch Call Number: M EDW
Characteristics: 338 p. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Carlsson, Per 1966-

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ghendren Jan 18, 2015

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WomanOfMystery
Jun 27, 2014

Maybe it was just me, but I found the translation a bit clunky and a plot that jumps from the past to the present meant I found the book was hard to immerse myself into.
Perhaps reading the previous Eric Winter novels first, instead of jumping in here might have been a good idea as I felt the lead characters were not well developed for me.

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WomanOfMystery
Jun 14, 2014

Interesting plot and characters but the set up was frustrating as the plot switched between two time periods, but this was not obvious until well into the book. I can't help but think something was lost in translation. Sometimes colloquialisms in Swedish were translated verbatim and felt clunky. I always knew I was reading a translation and I am not sure if this is a good thing or not as it interrupted the flow for me.

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Deadeyedoc
Nov 21, 2011

This is as good as Mankell and Larsson and keeps you hanging on right the way through. It's very convoluted and has so much detail that i is sometimes difficult to keep up, but it is well worth the read.

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