Victim without a face : a Fabian Risk novel / Stefan Ahnhem ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Two gruesome murders have shocked the Swedish town of Helsingborg. The first victim, a thug who liked using his fists, died with his hands sawn off. His sidekick, a fan of steel-capped boots, was crushed to death feet-first. Both men were bullies in the same class at school. Is someone serving justice after thirty years? The killer leaves no trace behind. But for lead investigator Fabian Risk, the lack of forensic evidence is not the only problem. He too was a student in that class--which makes him both a potential victim and a potential suspect ... Full of unremitting suspense and unexpected twists, Stefan Ahnhem's Victim Without a Face is a sensational thriller from a superb debut storyteller."-- Provided by publisher.
    • Other Titles:
      Offer utan ansikte. English
    • ISBN:
      9781250103185
      1250103185
    • Accession Number:
      2016019579
    • Accession Number:
      ocn933271796
      933271796
    • Accession Number:
      fay.509474
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      AHNHEM, S.; WILLSON-BROYLES, R. Victim without a face : a Fabian Risk novel. First U.S. edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2016. ISBN 9781250103185. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509474. Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ahnhem S, Willson-Broyles R. Victim without a Face : A Fabian Risk Novel. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509474. Accessed May 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ahnhem, S., & Willson-Broyles, R. (2016). Victim without a face : a Fabian Risk novel (First U.S. edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ahnhem, Stefan, and Rachel Willson-Broyles. 2016. Victim without a Face : A Fabian Risk Novel. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509474.
    • Harvard:
      Ahnhem, S. and Willson-Broyles, R. (2016) Victim without a face : a Fabian Risk novel. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509474 (Accessed: 27 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ahnhem, S & Willson-Broyles, R 2016, Victim without a face : a Fabian Risk novel, First U.S. edition., Minotaur Books, viewed 27 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ahnhem, Stefan, and Rachel Willson-Broyles. Victim without a Face : A Fabian Risk Novel. First U.S. edition., Minotaur Books, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509474.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ahnhem, Stefan, and Rachel Willson-Broyles. Victim without a Face : A Fabian Risk Novel. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509474.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ahnhem S, Willson-Broyles R. Victim without a face : a Fabian Risk novel [Internet]. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2016 [cited 2020 May 27]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509474

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1

Detective Fabian Risk has moved his family from Stockholm to his hometown in an attempt to hold his marriage together and have more time to spend with his children. But he has not even finished unpacking when he is called in by his new precinct. A man who was in his ninth-grade class has been murdered, in a grotesque manner. Other classmates turn up dead, and in each case their "punishment" seems to fit their "crime" against the prime suspect, who was himself a victim of extreme bullying. The killer's brutal revenge rivals that of Stephen King's Carrie (1974). This book is hard to put down. The plot twists are stunning. It is very dark and guaranteed to elevate your heart rate, but the reader is sustained by the humanity that survives despite the relentless depravity. This first title in a planned trilogy was an award winner in Sweden. It's the perfect recommendation for fans who cannot get enough of those Scandinavian coppers, especially Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander and Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 April #1

Screenwriter Ahnhem joins the Swedish crime brigade with a first novel whose initial victims were class bullies three decades ago. Alas, criminal investigator Fabian Risk, who's left Stockholm with his family to start a new job in his hometown, was a member of that class. He could be the next victim—but then maybe he's a suspect.

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PW Reviews 2016 July #3

Swedish screenwriter Ahnhem's compelling if overly long first novel, a series launch introducing Det. Fabian Risk, explores social exclusion and its consequences. Risk has left Stockholm to return to his hometown of Helsingborg, but before he can unpack and settle his family, one of his high school classmates—a notorious bully—is found brutally murdered, both hands chopped off. When another classmate is killed (again, in hideous fashion), it's clear that everyone in Risk's class is a target—and Risk himself becomes a focal point for the killer. Risk is a fine detective with a strong dose of humility, but this killer is meticulous, leaving essentially no clues as the bodies pile up. Some scenes are grotesquely inventive (one victim is burned alive by a large magnifying lens), and the plot hangs together despite the many digressions. Patient readers with a taste for the gruesome will be glad they stayed the course of the book's 600-plus pages. (Sept.)

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