Frozen Tracks (Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novels)

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It's autumn in Gothenburg and an anxious mother calls the police: her little boy was lured into a car by a man offering sweets. The child is returned unharmed but then the same thing happens with a little girl, and then another. Each child attends a different nursery, and each parent contacts a different police station, so, at first, no connection is established and the reports are filed and then forgotten.

Meanwhile DCI Winter is investigating a series of random attacks on strangely uncooperative university students, but when a a four-year-old boy is abducted and found injured, the forgotten files resurface and a link between the stories becomes apparent. As Gothenburg prepares for Christmas, Winter is in a race against time to prevent a horrific catastrophe.

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"Accomplished...Ewardson shows his skill both in the succinctly characterised coppers and a nicely labyrinthine plot...the narrative has all the fastidious craft of the best crime writing" ( Independent)

"Thoughtful" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Edwardson's style... reminded me of P D James or Ruth Rendell" (Elizabeth Taylor The Bookseller)

"Åke Edwardson's series about a colourful, troubled young detective provide a large ration of suspense" ( Chicago Tribune)

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Another chilling Erik Winter thriller from award-winning master of Swedish crime, Åke Edwardson.

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