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The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler

imagesWhen an employee and a resident are killed in a home for troubled girls, everyone thinks the newest girl, Vicky, is the murderer.  A bloody hammer is found under her pillow, her sheets are bloody, and she has escaped out her window.  Soon she steals a car with a child inside of it.  Her doctor cannot believe she is capable of this violence but as his wife was the employee that was killed, he wants her captured.  Detective Joona Linna is supposed to be just an observer in the case but of course he gets over involved and makes enemies left and right.  He is facing his own internal affairs investigation but has to keep cancelling meetings with them at the last minute.  Short chapters and fast-paced, The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler is another Swedish mystery that you won’t be able to put down.

Stacy W.

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