The Dangerous Game
The price of fame ...is DEATH. When Jenny is spotted by a high-profile modelling agency, she goes from ordinary schoolgirl to celebrity overnight. Suddenly her life is a whirlwind of parties and glamour. Agnes used to be a model too - but now she lies in a hospital bed, slowly being destroyed by an eating disorder. Her father sits by her day after day, praying that his only remaining daughter survives. An attempted murder during a lavish photoshoot means that Jenny's and Agnes' lives will soon intersect in the most terrifying of ways ...Because someone is watching them. Someone with a plan. Can Detective Anders Knutas figure out who it is in time to stop a terrible justice being served?
The latest thriller from 'one of Scandinavia's best crime writers' (The Times). For fans of Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo.
"Scandinavian noir at its very best" Irish Independent "Writers such as Henning Mankell may outsell Jungstedt in the UK, but - if there is any justice - she will not remain caviar to the general" -- Barry Forshaw "There is an icy dispassionate grip to Jungstedt's writing that recalls Henning Mankell" Metro "She is in total control of plot and pace, conveys chilling atmosphere and her characters are well above average for believability" The Times "Jungstedt delivers excellent clammy atmosphere and a constant premonition of weird deaths to come. She's becoming one of Scandinavia's best crime writers, no mean compliment in a crowded field" The Times
Mari Jungstedt is one of the most successful crime fiction authors in Sweden, and has sold over 3 million copies of her books worldwide. Barry Forshaw writes that her Inspector Knutas novels are 'among the most rarefied and satisfying pleasures afforded by the field'. This is her eighth novel set on the island of Gotland and featuring Knutas. Mari lives in Stockholm with her husband and two children.