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Canongate, Jan 1, 2003 - Detective and mystery stories - 249 pages
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Sibylla Forsenstrom doesn't exist. For fifteen years Sibylla has lived outside of society and on the streets of Stockholm, taking each day as it comes, surviving by her wits. Estranged from her family and desperate to escape her past, she is alone and prefers it that way. One evening she charms and deceives a wealthy businessman into buying her dinner and paying for a hotel room. It's a regular scam of hers and one that always seems to work. But when his dead body is discovered the next morning and Sibylla flees the hotel, she is the prime suspect. When a second man is murdered in similar circumstances, she suddenly becomes the most wanted person in Sweden. Winner of the Best Nordic Crime Novel in 2000 (previous winners include Peter Hoeg's Miss Smilia's Feeling for Snow and Henning Mankell's Faceless Killers), Karin Alvtegen's first novel to be translated into English is an unputdownable piece of crime fiction that immediately catapults her into the top rank of European thriller writers.

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User Review  - Susan Morrison - Goodreads

This is an exciting book. It is the story of Sibylla who is a 32 year old drifter who has been living on the streets since she fled a mental institution as an 18 year . She was committed as her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Renny - Goodreads

I almost could not read this story there was so much sadness, tragedy and cruelty in it... So much so that it affected the mental health of characters in such a way that they broke. Part of the ... Read full review

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