#BookReview: After She's Gone by Camilla Grebe @camillagrebe @BonnierZaffre @Francesca_PR #AfterShesGone
Book length - 400 pages
Publisher - Zaffre
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I want to thank Francesca from www.bonnierzaffre.co.uk for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
A case as cold as the season. A profiler who can't remember. A killer ready to strike again.
Psychological profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön and her partner, investigator Peter Lindgren are invited to the small, sleepy industrial town of Ormberg to investigate a cold case: ten years earlier a five-year-old girl's remains were found in a cairn near the town.
But when a recurring memory problem resurfaces, Hanne struggles to keep track of the case. She begins keeping a diary, noting down everything she is likely to forget to keep up appearances so she doesn't lose her job.
When the body of a woman is found at the cairn and one of Hanne's shoes is found nearby covered in the victim's blood, can Hanne's diary hold the key to what happened? How does this new murder connect to their old one?
How can you put together what happened when the pieces keep fading away?
I must admit when I first read about this story it seemed a little confusing but I'm so glad that I picked up AFTER SHE'S GONE by Camilla Grebe because this is a clever, dark, and intense story that will hook you from the very beginning.
Psychological profiler Hanne and her partner, both professionally and personally, Peter are called to the tiny town of Ormberg to reinvestigate a cold case centred around the discovery of a little girl's remains found in a cairn almost ten years ago. Helping them with the case is police officer, Malin, who also happens to be one of the teenagers who discovered the body all those years ago. With little to go on, Hanne isn't sure how much they can help and it doesn't' help matters that she is desperately trying to hide her dementia from everyone, including Peter. Her little brown book is the only thing that helps her keep her mind straight but when Hanne is found on the side of the road in a bad way and Peter seems to be missing, nobody knows what's happening because Hanne has forgotten everything and her brown book is missing. Where is Peter? What happened to Hanne in the woods? And is this connected to the cold case? And when another body is found, things are about to get a whole lot worse.
Eery at times, AFTER SHE'S GONE by Camilla Grebe is the kind of story that makes you a little on edge as you read each page, wondering what on earth is going on. The story is told from different character's points of view which I really enjoyed and the chapters are short and snappy which gives the plot a great pace, never leaving me any time to get bored. I had planned to read just a few chapters when I picked this book up but soon found myself halfway through and loathe to leave it down.
The characters, the setting, the murder cases themselves, are all strange and unique in their own rights and I thoroughly enjoyed trying to piece it all together myself as I read each page.
AFTER SHE'S GONE by Camilla Grebe is an excellent story, told in a brooding and ominous way and I highly recommend it to all crime fiction fans as well as readers who enjoy Nordic crime fiction.
Camilla Grebe is an entrepreneur and a former publisher and CEO. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
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