Published by Minotaur Books on September 6th 2016
Series: Fabian Risk #1
The first book in an internationally bestselling, award-winning thriller series from Sweden, Victim Without a Face is a chilling novel about the ultimate revenge.
Two gruesome murders have shocked the Swedish town of Helsingborg. The first victim, a thug who liked using his fists, died with his hands sawn off. His sidekick, a fan of steel-capped boots, was crushed to death feet-first. Both men were bullies in the same class at school. Is someone serving justice after thirty years?
The killer leaves no trace behind. But for lead investigator Fabian Risk, the lack of forensic evidence is not the only problem. He too was a student in that class—which makes him both a potential victim and a potential suspect...
Full of unremitting suspense and unexpected twists, this is a sensational thriller from a superb debut storyteller.
Fabian Risk doesn’t know when to quit, he is like the energizer bunny he just keeps going and so does his first book, it just keeps going.
Risk has moved back to his hometown, to assume a job as a detective, after losing his job in Stockholm as a cop. It appears that someone is killing members of his high school class. Risk, who seems not to have a wit of good sense immediately becomes involved in the case, thinking that his new working companions are a bunch of dead beats. There are so many things going on in this story it sometimes is hard to keep track of the story line. While I enjoyed the book, the character Fabian Risk was at times grating, it way too long.
I will probably read the second book in the series and see how that goes, if it’s like the first it may be the last.