By Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström
The overseas mystery that Stockholm City hailed because the top Crime Novel of the 12 months has eventually crossed the Atlantic! Three years in the past, Lydia and Alena have been hopeful women from Lithuania. Now they're intercourse slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of higher jobs after which trapped in a Stockholm brothel, compelled to pay off their “debt.” without notice they're given an unforeseen probability at freedom, and with it the chance to take revenge on their enslavers and reclaim the lives and dignity they as soon as had. what is going to take place now that the tables are became and the sufferers struggle back? In this masterful mystery, the prestigious group of Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström delve into the seedy underbelly of Stockholm. There we meet Lydia and Alena as they embark on a determined plan to show their captor and insist justice; cops Sundkvist and Grens, at the path of either Lydia’s enslavers and Jochum Lang, a infamous mob enforcer; and Hilding Oldéus, a junkie on what may be his last—and so much destructive—bender. on the Söder sanatorium, their destinies start to converge in unforeseen and explosive ways.
Box 21is a Scandinavian mystery of the top order: a mindblowing mental drama written with strong depth. while it used to be released in Sweden, Solo called it “suspenseful, gripping, and intelligently written . . . virtually most unlikely to place down,” whereas SVT exclaimed: “Forget crime literature; this is often, easily placed, nice literature!”
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Strange word, that one. The little one leaves me behind, running, dancing. Her feet never linger on the cold surface. Either I make it or I don’t. It hurts too much to stay. I stumble after her. My legs are getting a little stronger, but the cold sucks my strength away as fast as it returns. It’s going to be a close thing. It gets worse. I see black stripes and thousands of tiny lights wrapped around the long, curved hall. The lights are going out. Walls fall in place behind me. They make the horrible clanging sound I heard at first.
The hall is getting wider, taller, and the corners are going away. The hall is turning into a wider tube. I crouch down close to the floor—keeping an eye on whatever lies ahead—and see lots of little spots of glowing stuff set randomly but evenly into the surface. That’s where the light comes from, and maybe the warmth as well. The lights are called glim lights. All the time I’ve been walking, I’ve felt a little dizzy. If I had food in my stomach, it might not stay there. Everything starts to feel really strange.
She unfolds an arm and points at the big thing that had nearly crushed me. I manage to kick off from another jagged white mass, heavy as a boulder. The mass slowly moves in the opposite direction, knocking aside other chunks and shapes. One of those shapes, I see, is part of a human body. The head is half chewed away, the legs are missing, and one arm is gone below the elbow. My shock nearly causes me to go off course, but I correct by pushing at a blackish, rubbery shape half my size, then correct, rather skillfully, to drift slowly in front of the girl.