The Torso by Helene Tursten

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Part of a human torso washes up on a beach near Göteborg, Sweden. It is so mutilated that gender is only established by DNA testing. A similar crime, now several years old, remains unsolved in Denmark. Detective Inspector Irene Huss is dispatched to Copenhagen to liaise with police. Then a third corpse is discovered. This time it’s identified. It is a girl Detective Huss knew; she had been asked by the girl’s mother to locate her missing daughter. A fourth victim, the son of a woman heading the Copenhagen crime squad, is also known to Huss. She fears the killer is tracking her, killing people with whom she is connected. There is even a chilling suggestion that he or she is one of her colleagues.


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About Helene Tursten

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Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. Other books in the Irene Huss series include Detective Inspector Huss, The Torso, and The Glass Devil. She was born in Goteborg, Sweden, where she now lives with her husband and daughter.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by Soho Crime. 348 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But 40-something Huss, a career woman in a man’s world and the hard-pressed mother of adolescent twin daughters, is used to feeling worried while getting on with the business at hand.

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When a limbless, headless body washes up on Swedish shores, Irene Huss is on the case, which involves a mysterious tattoo, a similar murder in Copenhagen, and many, many pauses for delicious meals and coffee.

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