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Head of Zeus
In the Name of Love
In the Name of Love Patrick Smith

A young woman is brutally murdered on an island near Stockholm – a haunt of wealthy retirees and arty weekenders. Suspicion falls first on a family of Iraqi refugees, initially welcomed into the community but gradually feared and shunned. But then, as the victim's story unfolds, suspicion begins inexorably to fall elsewhere.

Lena Sundman was rude, dysfunctional, and very young. Everything a fastidious man like Dan Byrne disliked. Taking refuge on the island after the sudden death of his wife, Dan finds himself strangely drawn to the troubled girl, starting from the moment he reluctantly rescues her in the teeth of a gathering snowstorm.

This is a taut, elegantly chilling drama in the tradition of Scandinavian masters from Ibsen to Larsson.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
13 Aug 2015 * 320pp * £4.99 * 9781781853122
REVIEWS
'A wonderful story about dislocation and loss'
Bookbag
'Beautifully built and artfully written, this is one of the best books I have read all year. It is both simple in its storytelling and exquisitely complex in the construction of characters and their motives. 5/5'
Best Selling Crime Thrillers
'A slowly gripping and intricately haunting novel about love and loss – and murder. This book will leave you questioning many things. But it is a brilliantly written novel, something a bit different and definitely comes recommended from me'
Liz Loves Books
'Bittersweet, beautifully crafted, unclassifiable, this haunting debut speaks to dislocation and loss in modern society and the murderous lengths some will go to recover home'
Michael Collins
Author
Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith
Born in Ireland, Patrick Smith has spent most of his life as a translator in Sweden and, having published novels and short stories in Swedish, began his first novel in English at the age of seventy.
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