Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Cinderella Girl by Carin Gerhardsen. Read by the actress Candida Gubbins.
Three-year-old Hanna wakes up to find she has been abandoned. Her family is gone. The house is locked. She is trapped. Meanwhile, a teenage girl has been found murdered aboard the Cinderella, a cruise ship which sails between Sweden and Finland. Detective Chief Inspector Conny Sjoberg visits the girl's home to deliver the tragic news. But as he investigates, it becomes chillingly clear that the girl's younger sister will meet a similar fate - unless the police can crack the case and trap this elusive and vicious killer.
And all the while, somewhere in Stockholm, a little girl waits to be found and rescued.... Cinderella Girl is the nail-biting second book in the critically acclaimed Hammarby Series. Fans of Jo Nesbo, Camilla Lackberg, and Henning Mankell will be gripped by Gerhardsen's characters and stories.
©2014 Carin Gerhardsen (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited
"Carin Gerhardsen writes so vividly, like she is painting with words, gripping your heart and soul in an ever-tightening tourniquet" (Peter James)"The pages turn themselves, right up to the final startling twist" (John Verdon)"The books are fast-paced and addictive: finely tuned pieces that virtually demand to be read in one sitting" (Barry Forshaw)
The story the characters and he narrator were all really good, thought the book was well written
Yes it did as I didn't pick who the killer was until almost the end
Candida you are a very good narrator and very easy to listen to. Made the story come to life.
I really loved both the books but am disappointed that the others in the series are narrated
In Swedish and I don't speak Swedish so I hope they will be narrated in English in the future so can listen to them also PLEASE and thank you
Life's good when I am listening to a great book.
Cinderella Girl unfolds with the introduction of many characters with varying storylines that do not appear to be connected. Once I was able to begin to discern who the characters were, the novel built momentum and picqued my interest but the author does continue to introduce new characters throughout the story which lead to some ongoing frustration. The story revolves around two murders and the possible link between the two. There is an abandoned three year old in the story whose dialogue and thought process is well beyond her three years of life. As far as the narration goes, the narrator was unable to portray a male voice without sounding exactly like every other female in the book and I was often pondering whose character was speaking. The storyline is unique and complicated creating an interesting mystery but the entire mystery comes to an abrupt ending without tying up many of the loose ends. The author knows how to create curiosity and build momentum but she did not seem able to create a logical sequence of events. Not a terrible novel but not too good either. I don't recommend.
My reviews are rather simple but only because I want to convey my impressions of a story. I leave summaries to the publisher. LOVE Audible!
This was a fantastic book. The story was nail-biting and frustrating and made me want to jump in and help the characters. I had a hard time turning off my earphones during this one.
This was a detective story with some depth. If only there was a third book in the series - in English!!
It's a win for me! Thanks Audible!!
This is the 2nd book in the series, the first was great but I enjoyed this book even more. Interesting characters that have developed since the first book, good plot , ending not obvious. I am looking forward to the third book in the series
I am surprised at all the fantastic review for this book, I found it drawn out and disjointed, I was several hours in before I made sense of what was happening.
I cannot believe that a 3 year old is able to formulate thoughts in the manner ascribed to her, no matter how 'forward' she is.
There seemed to be no connection between so many parts of the story, and it was really tedious to try to arrive at the conclusion. Well narrated - but I wouldn't read another by this author.
Excellent book - gripping, nail biting, stories woven into stories, guessing the end is impossible. Loved it and hope we have more of this great writer. Narration also good, enjoy
"Twisting story and great characters"
The story is well read and the narrator is clear in her voice so you always know who's talking. The characters are natural and flawed and make the story more believable. I felt that I had to keep listening, particularly as it neared the end as I had to find out who the bad guy is.
I've not read a story like this before
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