- Title: Det lömska nätet
- Author: Helene Tursten
- ISBN: 9789186067748
- Page: 139
- Format: Paperback
It s May and the snow has hardly melted in G teborg, Sweden, but things are heating up quickly for Detective Inspector Irene Huss in the Violent Crimes Unit The body of a teenage girl is found in the woods, naked and horrifically scarred Then there s the mummified body that is discovered bricked up in a chimney on a demolition site, not to mention the city s ongoing probIt s May and the snow has hardly melted in G teborg, Sweden, but things are heating up quickly for Detective Inspector Irene Huss in the Violent Crimes Unit The body of a teenage girl is found in the woods, naked and horrifically scarred Then there s the mummified body that is discovered bricked up in a chimney on a demolition site, not to mention the city s ongoing problem with gang violence With the sudden influx of cases and one detective out on maternity leave, everyone is stretched thin To make matters worse, Irene feels than a little intimidated by the new superintendent, Efva Thylqvist, who uses her sex appeal and smooth talking to bend the predominately male staff to her will.Then a second young girl is found, wearing what appears to be the other half of the sexy lingerie set recovered near the first body Fearing the two cases are linked and that the killer may strike again, Irene and her colleagues embark on a desperate hunt that takes them deep into a shadowy world of anonymous online predators and insecure teenage girls on a deadly quest for affirmation.
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As an avid readers of mysteries you become tangled up in a lot of different series by a lot of different authors. Some time ago, I went beyond avid to obsessed. I normally read between eighty to a hundred mystery books a year and I currently have a back log of over a thousand books in my e-library. As a result, I can no longer afford the luxury of pondering what my next read will be, there are simply too many choices and as a consequence, I rely on a random selection tool to determine my next re [...]
Helene Tursten developed two different stories that were quite different. The first was Elof Persson's death, it was in 1941 and it was thought that he was killed by a spy. The second case was about two girls that were raped and killed by a sick person through the internet. Each of these cases was solved through following up on several leads. Irene Huss was under a lot of pressure with her girls moving away and her mother dying. Her old boss, Andersson was in the cold case unit and helped solve [...]
From the publisher: It’s May and the snow has hardly melted in Goteborg, Sweden, but things are heating up quickly for Detective Inspector Irene Huss in the Violent Crimes Unit. The body of a teenage girl is found in the woods, naked and horrifically scarred. Then there’s the mummified body that is discovered bricked up in a chimney on a demolition site, not to mention the city’s ongoing problem with gang violence. With the sudden influx of cases and one detective out on maternity leave, e [...]
Reading Scandinavian fiction is nearly always an interesting change from American/British mysteries and police procedurals. For one thing, there is very little gun play. When a police officer shoots and/or kills a suspect, it is a big deal. Irene Huss is a complex character. A woman who comes from a working class family has been a police officer since she was a young woman. Her husband is a talented chef. They have two grown daughters. Irene is devoted to her family, but also to her job. If the [...]
The Treacherous Net. Inspector Huss. #8. 2015 December iBook. Helene Tursten, Sweden. This good read combined Irene and her team chasing a serial murderer who groomed teenage girls via the Internet. Quite a current crime, well explored. Irene's family always a pleasant aspect of this series, even without the delightful Sammie!And an exceptional case with her old boss Andersen and his Cold Case unit tracking down crimes from WWII, connecting to a murdered body found a couple of decades later that [...]
Helen Tursten great as usual :)This is a great series I love the character of Irene Huss. In this story we catch up with Irene's personal and professional life. I won;t give away the details thoughThere are two story lines - the one Irene is involved in (teen age girls being lured by a predator on the internet) and the story is about her ex-boss who is counting the days until his retirement working on a cold case - one in which "the net" was mentioned - way before the internet was invented.
This is really two mysteries in one. The first is a case involving a young man luring teenage girls into an assignation over the internet. The second a cold case involving the deaths of a father and son some years apart but committed by the same individual. As usual with Scandinavian mysteries social issues play a prominent role and Tursten does a good job of integrating the parts into a seamless whole.
Never disappointed Am never disappointed by the Inspector Huss series - the family life of Irene fills out her character and takes the reader on her life journey outside of work.
I love Helene Tursten's books--wonderful protagonist and storylines.
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)It's May and the snow has hardly melted in Göteborg, Sweden, but things are heating up quickly for Detective Inspector Irene Huss in the Violent Crimes Unit. The body of a teenage girl is found in the woods, naked and horrifically scarred. Then there's the mummified body that is discovered bricked up in a chimney on a demolition site, not to mention the city's ongoing problem with gang violence. With the sudd [...]
With “Net” having a double meaning in this thriller from Tursten, we move first and most prominently into the world of the Internet and chat rooms. A single killer is apparently targeting teenage girls and Inspector Huss is on the case. Complicating Irene Huss’s duties is a new superintendent, Efva Thylqvist who barely regards Irene and other female members of the Violent Crimes Unit, so enamored is she of men in general. The sexy Thylqvist cannot get in the way of the investigation but co [...]
This book made so little impression on me that I was a third of the way thru it before I realized I had read it before. It all sounded a little familiar Standard police procedural - this time the twist is child sex trafficking. The secondary plot hardly signified.
Another interesting investigation by Irene Huss. The book moved at a good pace and the crimes were well investigated. I liked that Anderson was involved in one of the two crimes they were working on.
Hadn’t read Tursten in a while coz this next book in the series wasn’t available in my library. Found myself enjoying this book quite a bit, though I couldn’t quite figure out the link between the two sub plots in the book, minus the acknowledgement at the end.
An other homerun!Helene Tursten created an interesting series. The characters are well developed and tend to draw you into trying to solve the cases.
great as always.
3.5 stars. This eighth entry in the Inspector Irene Huss series has a strong set-up, but doesn't have a strong finish. Helene Tursten gives us two murders, a mummified body cold case, and a gang war on top of a change in the department leadership and significant changes for Irene's family. (view spoiler)[Unfortunately, the multiple story lines drop quickly, including the C Story of the gang war which goes on summer holiday and never really matters. (hide spoiler)] With so many changes, Tursten s [...]
It's always a pleasure to catch up with Detective Inspector Irene Huss. Not only are there fascinating cases to solve, but Huss has such an interesting personal life. In The Treacherous Net we get to see her twin daughters leaving the nest and the problems her aging mother is beginning to have. It's amazing how anyone can do a job as well as Irene when you consider just how busy she is, and that's part of her charm for me-- watching how she manages to take care of everything.As nice as it is to [...]
The "treacherous net" in the title of this novel, Helene Tursten's eighth in her Detective Irene Huss series, actually refers to two nets. As part of Gothenburg's Violent Crimes Unit, Det. Huss must find the killer of two young girls who were lured to their deaths via an Internet chat room. At the same time, Sven Andersson, Huss' former boss and current member of Gothenburg's two-man cold crimes unit, races against the clock to solve a murder committed in 1983, but only recently discovered, befo [...]
Maybe starting with the eighth book in a series isn't the best idea. I guess, ideally, each book would stand alone, but I don't know. I wanted to like this book more than I did. I enjoyed spending time with Irene Huss, the protagonist; she's smart and complex enough to carry me along. But the case she's investigating felt like one of those Law & Order: SVU episodes where it's half chase scene and half moralizing about the dangers of talking to strangers on the internet. Also, about half the [...]
I received this book through the firstreads program. I liked it, but like most of these books, sometimes I have trouble following characters with the foreign names, they all sound the same. This story starts with the discovery of a dead body, and then another, both of young girls. The short staffed detectives then get saddled with another dead body, found walled up by a chimney. They get the cold case squad to take the older body, and they discover the body is related to another cold case from [...]
I'm a fan of this series and I was really keen to read this latest installment. I've enjoyed seeing how the series' characters have evolved through time. Now Irene Huss has an empty nest with just her husband keeping her company at home. I think the series is in real transition and it's as if the author is trying to figure out where to go with the series. This book seems a bit of a patchwork and uneven. I will look forward to the next book though!
I read this book in one big gulp! As usual this writer never lets you down. I love Irene and all of the detectives in the Violent Crime Unit. Within an active, hold onto your seat investigaation a cold case unit is intertwined. Some people complained about it but I went along with it and I found both were interesting.Give this author a try you'll love her characterizations and the plots are some of the best around!
3.5 stars. This is a transitional book with some new characters introduced and some old ones departing. Despite my earlier belief that I had seen the last of Swedish TV shows of this series, the case Irene works on here was included (although not a cold case investigated by her former boss). This book took 7 years to appear in an English translation. There are only two more in this series which has apparently ended as the last book in Swedish was published in 2012.
A lot has happened in Irene Huss' life. Her dog Sammy has died, her daughters are grown and gone and there is a new female commander over Irene's department. Unfortunately this does not translate to a more exciting story. There are two side by side investigations going on but Both a dull and plodding. The build up of solving each has only a little excitement and winds up with an anti climax. Disappointing would be my description.
Typical Tursten ProceduralTwo murder threads. Excellent police work resolves the cases. What felt different was the absence of the family dynamics that enlivened the previous novels.Irene's daughters and husband are mostly absent. The family dog Sammie is dead. These absences empty the story of emotional power. What family life is present feels artificially added on.
I have always liked this Swedish mystery writer and enjoyed this book. The characters are likeable - have their foibles, some odder than others but no need in the story to have any psychopathic cops and overly weird detectives. In the midst of the mystery, death, detecting there is enough about family and work relationships and current Swedish culture to keep me interested and entertained.
This one took me a while to get through but still was quite good. I didn't notice there being millions of ! marks throughout, so I think the editing/translation has been better (or I've become immune, reading these books). The plot was good, Irene Huss continues to be an interesting character and there were some new additions to the team that I enjoyed.
I like Helene Tursten and the Irene Huss series, but this was a miss for me. There are two disconnected cases going on and it was distracting to skip between the cold case in another department and the current case dealing with cyber stalkers preying on young girls. The cases weren’t anything new or fresh.Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
This wasn't my favorite Torsten. I enjoy her characters and found the main story interesting. However, there was a secondary story that involved the unsolved crime squad that seemed a bit tedious. I found myself skimming that part whenever it came up in order to get back to the primary story because I had little interest in the characters or the crimes.
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