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The Crow Girl Audiobook

The Crow Girl: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The newest crime novel sensation: In this shocking and suspenseful psychological thriller, a police detective must confront a hideous evil that forces her to question how much suffering one person can inflict upon another before creating a monster.

In a Stockholm city park, police discover the hideously abused body of a young boy. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg heads the investigation, battling an apathetic prosecutor and a bureaucratic police force unwilling to devote resources to solving the murder of a nameless immigrant child. But with the discovery of two more mutilated children's corpses, it becomes clear that a serial killer is at large.

Jeanette turns to therapist Sofia Zetterlund for her expertise in psychopathic perpetrators, and their lives become increasingly intertwined, professionally and personally. As they draw closer to the truth about the killings - working together but, ultimately, each on her own - we come to understand that these murders are only the most obvious evidence of a hellishly insidious evil woven deep into Swedish society.

As viscerally dramatic as it is psychologically intense, The Crow Girl is a tale of almost unfathomably heinous deeds and of the profound damage - and the equally profound need for revenge - left in their wake.

©2016 Erik Axl Sund; 2016 Neil Smith - translation (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    Cody 07-21-16
    Cody 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "meh"

    It started out great. Very dark and interesting thriller. I guess it comes down to the ending. I thought the author copped out and took the safe route. unresolved some loose ends and just ended it. ruined what was an exciting read.

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    Bruce 08-31-16
    Bruce 08-31-16
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    "soooooo loooonnngggg"

    not a bad story, had some really good parts but also so many unnecessary plot items and a few unresolved issues. pretty twisted crime story but could have been at least 50% shorter in length.

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    JFK 08-30-16
    JFK 08-30-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Too long, too verbose, too disgusting"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Compressing three books into this one was the initial mistake. It might be better to leave them as three. A different reader might help, too.


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    What about Gabrielle Glaister’s performance did you like?

    very little


    What character would you cut from The Crow Girl?

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    Tanya 08-14-16
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    "love the idea, but the story was just too long"

    I really like the story, but there was just so much going on I wanted to keep listening, it was hard to put down. but also really hard to keep straight eventually I just gave up it was just too long. I would love to see it made into a movie

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