by Skoerdeman, Gustaf | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 432 pages

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The most gripping thriller debut since I AM PILGRIM
by Skoerdeman, Gustaf | Fiction & related items
Published 21/07/2022 by Zaffre in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 432 pages

‘A fast-paced thriller . . . An impressive debut’ – FINANCIAL TIMES

The incredible thriller about a codeword, an extraordinary murder – and the detective who must solve both to stop a deadly plot fifty years in the making. Geiger is the perfect read for fans of I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

The landline rings as Agneta is waving off her grandchildren.

Just one word comes out of the receiver: ‘Geiger’. For decades, Agneta has always known that this moment would come, but she is shaken. She knows what it means.

Retrieving her weapon from its hiding place, she attaches the silencer and creeps up behind her husband before pressing the barrel to his temple. Then she squeezes the trigger and disappears – leaving behind her wallet and keys. The extraordinary murder is not Sara Nowak’s case.

But she was once close to those affected and, defying regulations, she joins the investigation. What Sara doesn’t know is that the mysterious codeword is just the first piece in the puzzle of an intricate and devastating plot fifty years in the making . . .

Praise for Geiger:

‘Exciting, extremely clever, incredible. An instant classic’ – TOM MARCUS, author of SOLDIER SPY

‘An astonishing, assured and terrifying debut . . . Remarkable’ – DAVID YOUNG, author of STASI CHILD

‘Tense enough that your muscles will ache by the end’ – HELEN FIELDS, author of PERFECT REMAINS

‘An intriguing masterpiece that keeps you guessing right to the end’ – Jo, Netgalley Reviewer

*Translated from Swedish by Ian Giles*

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