Title: The Beast
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Limited, London, United Kingdom
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
True First Uncorrected bound proof - Time Warner an imprint of Little Brown - May 2005. No previous owner name or marks. Book square, spine straight, pages tight, clean, uncreased and complete. Stamp in front "with compliments from Penguin Books Australia". Slight shelf wear to front cover. Collectible condition, text block pristine, extremely scarce. Debut novel. Please email seller direct for further details. Scarce in this format. Bookseller Inventory # 003911
Synopsis: Two children are found dead in a basement. Four years later their murderer escapes from prison. The police know if he is not found quickly, he will kill again. But when their worst fears come true and another child is murdered in the nearby town of Strengnas, the situation spirals out of control. In an atmosphere of hysteria whipped up by the media, Fredrik Steffansson, the father of the murdered child, decides he must take revenge. His actions will have devastating consequences. As anger spreads across the whole country, the two detectives assigned to the case - Ewert Grens and Sven Sunkist - find themselves caught up in a situation of escalating violence. A powerful and at times profoundly shocking novel, The Beast has been likened to both Hitchcock and le Carre. It is also an important and timely exploration of what can happen when we take the law into our own hands. It is the winner of Glasnyckeln 2005 (The Glass Key 2005) for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.
About the Author: Anders Roslund is one of Sweden's most distinguished journalists and worked for many years as head of news for the Swedish equivalents of CNN and the BBC. Borge Hellstrom is an ex-criminal who works to rehabilitate young offenders and drug addicts.
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