The fourth investigation in the nationaly bestselling Swedish detective series
Irene Huss is a former jujitsu champion, a mother of twin teenage girls, the wife of a successful chef, and a Detective Inspector in the Violent Crimes Unit in Göteborg, Sweden. And now she’s back in the gripping follow-up to Detective Inspector Huss. One nurse lies dead and another vanishes after a local hospital is hit by a blackout. The only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds, but Nurse Tekla died sixty years ago. Irene Huss has the challenge of disentangling wandering ghosts and complex human relationships to get to the bottom of this intriguing case.
A self-effacing but effective lead plus a complex whodunit plot add up to a superior Scandinavian crime novel, Tursten's fourth featuring Det. Insp. Irene Huss (after 2007's The Glass Devil). When a nurse, Marianne Sv rd, is found strangled at a small hospital in G teborg after a blackout that also claimed the life of a patient who was on a respirator, the night nurse on duty, Siv Persson, tells the police an incredible story. While the power was out, Persson claims she saw the ghost of a nurse who committed suicide in the hospital 50 years earlier after having an affair with a surgeon. While Huss and her team instantly dismiss a supernatural explanation, she becomes convinced that the motive for Sv rd's slaying stems from the hospital's past. Tursten does an outstanding job of offering multiple plausible murderers, making this the rare procedural that actually requires the reader to evaluate alibis, motives, and means to solve the case.
This book, which bookstore lists as 4 th in the series is exactly the same as Book 1. Don’t get caught paying twice for the same book.