By Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström
The foreign mystery that Stockholm City hailed because the top Crime Novel of the 12 months has ultimately crossed the Atlantic! Three years in the past, Lydia and Alena have been hopeful ladies from Lithuania. Now they're intercourse slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of higher jobs after which trapped in a Stockholm brothel, compelled to pay off their “debt.” unexpectedly they're given an unforeseen probability at freedom, and with it the chance to take revenge on their enslavers and reclaim the lives and dignity they as soon as had. what's going to take place now that the tables are grew to become and the sufferers struggle back? In this masterful mystery, the distinguished workforce of Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström delve into the seedy underbelly of Stockholm. There we meet Lydia and Alena as they embark on a determined plan to reveal their captor and insist justice; cops Sundkvist and Grens, at the path of either Lydia’s enslavers and Jochum Lang, a infamous mob enforcer; and Hilding Oldéus, a junkie on what may be his last—and so much destructive—bender. on the Söder medical institution, their destinies start to converge in unforeseen and explosive ways.
Box 21is a Scandinavian mystery of the top order: a mindblowing mental drama written with robust depth. whilst it was once released in Sweden, Solo called it “suspenseful, gripping, and intelligently written . . . nearly very unlikely to place down,” whereas SVT exclaimed: “Forget crime literature; this is often, easily positioned, nice literature!”
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Result: a fine, paid off no doubt by her going straight back on the streets again. As far as he could recall, she had still been in her teens at that time, but women aged rapidly in Trisha’s business. He said hello and asked how she was. “All right. You know. I’m having a night off, as a matter of fact. Peanuts had to sort out some bother at the Ludo Club. Pity, we was going to celebrate him getting off. In court, I mean. ” “Don’t bother, I was only messing. Anyway, I’m sick of this place. ” They went outside together.
Don’t bother, I was only messing. Anyway, I’m sick of this place. ” They went outside together. One of the men on the door treated Harry to a knowing smirk. Trisha stuck her tongue out at the bouncers and put her arm in Harry’s, a gesture of camaraderie rather than a come-on. For him, it was a relief to get back into the open air. As they walked down the road, looking for a cab she said, “So what are you doing in the Ferry? ” “Long story,” he said. ” She giggled in incredulous merriment. “And I’m an Avon lady.