The Swedish Girl : DCI Lorimer

  • by Alex Gray
  • Narrated by Joe Dunlop
  • Series: DCI Lorimer
  • 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can't believe her luck. But Kirsty's delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder.
Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name. Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva's life and death. But it is not long until another woman, bearing a marked resemblance to Eva, is brutally murdered.
Horrified, Lorimer realises that Kirsty could be right. Is it possible that Glasgow's finest detective has put the wrong man behind bars? And is there a cold-blooded killer out there orchestrating the death of the next innocent victim?
In this gripping read, Alex Gray sends her dynamic Scottish detective from the gritty heart of Glasgow to the snowy streets of Stockholm in his toughest case yet.


What the Critics Say

"Gray is the new master of Scottish crime writing." (Scottish Daily Express)
"Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh." (Daily Mail)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Strong story

Held my attention from start to finish, first book in a while. Well written, no clich├ęs and didn't get predictable.
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- Amazon Customer "I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star."

Drug on. And on. And ON.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This was really all about the story/writing, the narration was great. The storyline was just a long, slow slog, pointlessly so.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something else British/UK. :-) My newest obsession is UK authors. They have such a fresh perspective and authentic style for the most part.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Joe Dunlop?


What character would you cut from The Swedish Girl?

DI Grant, followed closely by DS Wilson.

Any additional comments?

I found that I cared very, very little about ANY of these characters, they were either blundering or utterly self-involved. Lorimer was the only main character who wasn't either of these things, but he certainly seemed happy to endlessly take his wife for granted - not endearing.

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- sandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK