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The Gingerbread House By Carin Gerhardsen Paul Norlén,

  • Title: The Gingerbread House
  • Author: Carin Gerhardsen Paul Norlén
  • ISBN: 9789187173233
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a short space of time, several bestial murders occur in central Stockholm When criminal investigator Conny Sj berg and the Hammarby police begin to suspect that there s a link between the murders, Sj berg goes completely cold There is a killer out there whose motives are very personal, and who will not be deterred.The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen is the firstIn a short space of time, several bestial murders occur in central Stockholm When criminal investigator Conny Sj berg and the Hammarby police begin to suspect that there s a link between the murders, Sj berg goes completely cold There is a killer out there whose motives are very personal, and who will not be deterred.The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen is the first in the Hammarby series, thrillers with taut, suspenseful plots and unexpected twists and turns This haunting novel explores schoolyard bullying among young children and the effect it has on them when people look the other way Many of the scenes in this book are self experienced and based on Gerhardsen s own childhood Urban settings and strong portraits of authentic characters are crafted in depth and detail, insuring the books will linger in the reader s mind long after the finish.The Gingerbread House is written in the same tradition as the Sj wall Wahl crime novels, and has been described as a book version of the tv series The Wire It is not only published by the same publisher as Stieg Larsson s The Millennium Trilogy, but by the same editorial team.
    The Gingerbread House In a short space of time several bestial murders occur in central Stockholm When criminal investigator Conny Sj berg and the Hammarby police begin to suspect that there s a link between the murders

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    1. Good lord, this book is the epitome of why I LOVE Nordic Noir This book was fantastic It was twisted and engrossing with its scenes and character development I loved how deep and dark the author went in describing the characters, particularly the killer Lovers of author Karin Fossum will adore this author My only complaintis is the author s only book translated to English This is one of my pet peeves of the Nordic Noir genre and this book was a classic example of why.

    2. Book ReviewI m giving this 3 stars as opposed to 4 or 5 stars , but only because of two words in the entire novel that I feel are deliberate trickery by the author It would be a disgrace to reveal to potential readers to what two words I m referring, but I condsider having written them, a major error on the author s part And so I m giving this a lesser rating that I would have otherwise.I consider this book the beginnings of an author who has yet to mature in certain areas, while showing immense [...]

    3. Bullying among children and adolescents has probably been occurring for centuries certainly we ve all read enough about its occurrence in British public schools throughout the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and we re familiar with the practice of hazing in many colleges and universities We know about the injuries and occasional fatalities But what do we know about the survivors of childhood bullying The very young, pre school age, who are daily subjected to not just the taunts, but actual physi [...]

    4. The Gingerbread Girl is the first in a planned series of thrillers set in the Stockholm district of Hammarby and introduces DCI Conny Sj berg and the officers that work under his command in the Violent Crimes Unit The series has gained some renown as it is the work of the editing and publishing team behind Steig Larsson s The Millennium Trilogy, and with an intriguing premise investigating a series of sadistic killings which have broken out across the country I had high expectations When elderly [...]

    5. So okay, everyone loves this but me So take this review with a grain of salt or something.Considering the amount of violence in this book and how much of the violence is against women, it really wasn t for me Honestly, if former students are being killed how come only one male student and the rest female And the cops who have things together are all men, the female police officer has a problem I guess it was nice seeing a male police officer in a happy relationship but the unequalness of everyth [...]

    6. The blurb on the front cover describes this book as fast paced and addictive I found it anything but A sluggish police procedural with a cast of drab central characters The murder of four 44 year olds in and around Stockholm is somehow linked to some horrific cases of abuse in a preschool in the late 1960s At first, we, the readers are lead to believe we know who the perpetrator is and it is just a matter of the police discovering his identity too There is something of a twist towards the end, a [...]

    7. I was first in doubt if I really liked it, but as I continued reading, the book had me completely hooked This novel is very deceiving and rather unexpected Probably my initial reluctance was because the book was not what I expected, in fact it turns out I am talking about this book with everyone I meet so my impression of it really changed over time and it is still lingering in me after it s finished The story works on different time levels and jumps between 2006 and 1968 It s a story about reve [...]

    8. Apparently I m going to be the only one to say this, but, daaang, I felt ambivalent about these characters This wasn t such a cut dried, good vs evil book for me Not in the least am I condoning murder, thank you very much, but I did feel a measure of empathy for the kids who were bullied and, at the same time, I felt sorry for the murdered gent who managed to turn his life around after his own wretched childhood while at the same time despising his sorry soul for what he did and feeling somewhat [...]

    9. Have to say I was very impressed by this book, it definitely had everything I expect from Nordic Noir It was gritty, dark and very well written and I loved the plot line I wonder if those children who bully or just join in to not be different ever stop to think of how they would feel if it was them Have to say when I was growing up, there really wasn t alot of bullying, fights yes but after the fight everything was fine again This could definitely be a novel that would make one think twice Loved [...]

    10. I really loved The Gingerbread House I haven t felt that way since I read The Millennium Trilogy But another dimension was the fact the apparently the very disturbing bullying scenes from pre school are self experienced by Carin Gerhardsen I couldn t put the book down, and recommend to anyone interested in Scandinavian crime The Gingerbread House

    11. The scene opens with a peaceful and majestic scene Then disturbed by an outpouring of children and you can just feel the boisterousness and then it suddenly quietened down to a couple of stragglers All of these in the first few paragraphs I was totally impressed by how well the atmosphere was conveyed.A chance encounter, a blast from the past, led Thomas Karlsson to follow this happy looking man whom he knew to be a terrible bully in his early life The next day, he was found murdered, head bashe [...]

    12. If you like thrillers, mystery and being completely surprised at the end of the story, I think you will love The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen Gerhardsen skillfully crafted a thriller with a bizarre lot,a dark dreary setting, with interesting and likable characters and managed to carry over the suspense when her book Pepparkakshuset in Swedish was skillfully translated by Paul Norlen into English.This is the first book I ve read by this author and I really enjoyed it Gerhardsen has a wri [...]

    13. Ambientato in una grigia e fredda Svezia dove l ingiustizia e la disuguaglianza sembra essere all ordine del giorno, La casa di pan di zenzero un thriller dai contenuti forti e controversi, che appassiona, stupisce e fa riflettere Tratta tematiche attuali e pone spesso interrogativi ai quali difficile dare una risposta La presunta innocenza dell infanzia ha qualche fondamento o soltanto un mito da sfatare Possono le azioni degli altri condizionarci a tal punto da rovinarci completamente la vita [...]

    14. This is my first read of this author and if not for spelling a character s name 2 different ways I d have given it 5 Even then I was torn but for me, to get your own characters names mispelled is a massive transgression and somebody out there aside from myself really should have noticed it.I loved an expression used rather than be hugged by a dirty kid Just hug with your face Another one that made me laugh aloud was Only Jesus thinks that children are good I LOVE that one I only spotted a couple [...]

    15. Were you ever bullied when you were a child Teased by other children because you looked different or dressed differently Were you picked on because you were shy This is the story of a young boy who was teased, tormented, taunted and terrified when he was 6 years old and in preschool He was beaten on a daily basis, tied up and put in the middle of the street He had his clothes ripped, torn and sometimes even removed and hidden To him, the other children are monsters Fast forward he is now 44 year [...]

    16. This might be a 5 star rating by the time I finish It s a very engaging book I like some of the nuances that flow from it having been written in Swedish and translated into English Every once in a while there s a slight error in translation nothing so garish as to confuse the meaning, just fun little instances of not being quite on target with an idiom of a grammatical convention not so many as to become annoying, though Written from various characters perspectives in a way that ushers you easil [...]

    17. An English language translation from the Swedish, this mystery novel is a tight thriller Conny Sjoberg is a police detective who is working on the case of a 44 year old man found murdered in the kitchen of a seemingly unrelated woman Is there really a connection When other 44 year old victims turn up murdered as well, the police must race to find a pattern and the killer.This mystery easily kept my attention throughout It seemed to be well translated with no language issues It kept me guessing a [...]

    18. This book is supposed to be the beginning of a crime series and I certainly want to read I haven t read any other Scandinavian crime fiction books and I guess this was a good place to start.In this book the author explores the effects of bullying on young children This theme is certainly relevant after tragedies like the Columbine massacre The bullying occurs in preschool and the teacher does not want to get involved One of the bullied children winds up being a serial killer, seeking revenge ma [...]

    19. Jag r inte alls mycket f r deckare har aldrig varit Men denna var riktigt sp nnande Just att man inte visste vem som var m rdaren hur man n luskade f rr n mot precis slutet var riktigt kul Denna gillade jag massor trots att den var r tt hemsk emellan t F r se om jag forts tter med n sta del i serien.

    20. N stan nda till slutet tyckte jag att den h r boken var helt fantastisk och jag ville ge den 5 stj rnor Men slutet var litet f r abrupt och jag k nde mig litet besviken

    21. 4.5 starsTotally addicting, fast paced crime novel, read it in less than 24 hours I had some issues with a couple of violent scenes but overall I loved it and I can t wait to read the next one

    22. I read this on my Kindle I thought this was a great story I was a little disappointed at the sort of abrupt ending, but maybe I was just wishing there was I recommend this book for sure

    23. I have not experienced Scandinavian crime fiction before despite the popularity of TV shows and books in recent years I bought this book months ago as part of a special offer and finally got around to reading it I m annoyed I waited A man is killed at the home of an elderly woman who finds his body on her return from hospital The plot centres around a group of children who bullied another Now it is time for revenge In an additional sub plot, one for the police officers on the case believes she h [...]

    24. Tai buvo pirmasis mano perskaitytas detektyvas Kadangi knyg skaitym , kaip pom g , atradau visai neseniai, tad ir knyg mano baga e n ra daug Neturiu su kuo palyginti, tad duodu iai knygai 4 vaig dutes.Veiksmas buvo, istorija gera Labai patiko, kad pasakojama buvo i keli asmen pus s, tad buvo ne manoma nuobod iauti skaitant knyg iauriai nustebino knygos pabaiga, tai buvo did iul staigmena Net perver iau dar syk udiko dienora ius, kad prisiminti, kokiu asmeniu buvo kalb ta.

    25. The book opens in the 60s with some horrific schoolyard bullying by 6 year olds which their teacher blatantly ignores The children see this as tacit permission to continue torturing 2 of their less fortunate classmates Fast forward 40 years to 2006 We meet the now docile and completely shut down Timothy and the first victim By the end of this chapter we know the who, the how and they why and I have guessed the storyline I guessed right.The first killing happens in an empty house, and an elderly [...]

    26. I must revise my previous review but not by much After struggling with this book for 4 days, I had to put it down at nearly the half way mark Nothing made sense, nothing connected to anything, the characters weren t interesting, not even likeable I skipped sentences Paragraphs, even pages, just to move it along I simply couldn t care less for any of it So I gave up, and put it down there are other fun books around, I didn t want to waste any of my time on a crappy one Then a friend of mine sai [...]

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