Room No. 10

Room No. 10

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A fast-paced novel about two murders nearly twenty years apart that involve the same hotel room, from the internationally bestselling author of Sail of Stone .

A YOUNG WOMAN IS DISCOVERED hanged in a room in a decrepit hotel, and Gothenburg's Chief Inspector Erik Winter must try to figure out what happened. As Winter looks around, he realizes that he was in the same hotel room many years earlier, when it was the last known location of a woman who subsequently disappeared and was never found. The two women seem to have nothing in common except for this hotel room, but Winter suspects that there may be other connections.

The young woman's parents are bereft and unable to explain the puzzling contents of a note she left behind. Winter, however, senses that they are holding back some secret that might help him to find her murderer. As he pursues his hunch and digs into the old police report on the woman who disappeared--one of his first cases as a young detective--Winter becomes increasingly convinced that the two cases are somehow related. Room No. 10 is a first-rate thriller, suffused with the gray seaside beauty of Gothenburg and filled with the characters that Åke Edwardson's readers have come to love: Winter, the veteran detective who veers between pessimism and optimism but never gives up; Bertil Ringmar, the methodical old-timer whose analytical mind keeps everyone focused; hotheaded Fredrik Halders, whose temper sometimes overwhelms his passion for justice; and Aneta Djanali, Halders's girlfriend, an immigrant from Burkina Faso whose ability to talk to other women can open new leads. As compelling as they are dedicated, they are an unforgettable team determined to find a bizarre killer.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781451608526
Branch Call Number: FIC Edwar 3558
Characteristics: 447 p. --
Additional Contributors: Willson-Broyles, Rachel
Alternative Title: Room number 10
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Jul 10, 2017

Another great book from Ake Edwardson, #7 in series so far of Chief Inspector Erik Winter. Great read and wonderful author.

Jun 03, 2017

If this book is supposed to reflect the tedium of a police investigation, it works. Like all of his other books , but this one was tedious.

Dec 11, 2016

(The seventh book in the Erik Winter series)

Jan 02, 2016

I never signed out this book, and yet it shows up on my checked out items!!! How does this happen???

Jul 06, 2015

This is the first of the Eric Winter novels that I have read. I will probably read more.
This is a genre that I am very familiar with; it is the classic detective novel with an incredibly implausible story line. The twists and turns left me wanting to continue turning pages although I kept thinking what a complete idiot Chief Inspector Winter, the main character, actually is.

In spite of the potential for the material (gruesome murders) to be offensive, the author handles the story very well without dwelling on the sordid details of the crimes; he gives enough detail for you to get the point without leaving you nauseous. I would think the material would be suitable for anyone over the age of about 16 but should satisfy those who have a taste for the more gruesome of detective novels.

Jul 16, 2014

Not very exciting story. Really want to like the book, but just can't...

Mar 21, 2013

Maybe something got lost in translation but the plotline was disjointed and the ending deeply unsatisfying.

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Jan 02, 2016

MrCupkerkz thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 30


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