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PRAISE FOR JOHANA
"Gustawsson's writing is so vivid, it's electrifying. Utterly compelling"
"A real page-turner, I loved it!"
"A bold and intelligent read"
LAURA WILSON, GUARDIAN
"There are two reasons for praising 'Block 46 . . . a strong plot, starting with similar killings on Hampstead Heath and in Sweden, They become linked with horrifying events in Buchenwald concentration camp in 1944. Perhaps as importantly, the grim detection is carried out by two strong women. Emily Roy is a profiler, lent to Scotland Yard by the Canadian Mounties; her friend Alexis Castells is a French writer of true crime. They make a terrific original duo. They have a future"
MARCEL BERLINS, THE TIMES
"Cleverly plotted, simply excellent. . . "
"A great serial-killer thriller with a nice twist . . . first rate"
"'Block 46' is dark, oppressive and bloody but it's also thought-provoking, compelling and very moving"
"Gustawsson does a great job bringing us into the lives of everyone involved, from the victims and families and investigators of the modern cases in London and Sweden, to the realities of living in Whitechapel at a time a brutal maniac was hunting women among the fluid-stained alleyways"
"Multi-layered, superbly plotted, brimming with mystery, tension and bone-chilling violence, and with two very different - but equally fascinating - lead female characters, 'Block 46' is not for the the squeamish or faint-hearted . . . Disturbing, moving and utterly mesmerising, this is a book that has the power to shock and the artistry to impress long after the last page has turned"
"This debut by journalist Johana Gustawsson is written with an assured hand, woven intricately where the strands knot into a breathless and startling dénouement "
"Gritty, bone-chilling, and harrowing - it's not for the faint of heart, and not to be missed"
CRIME BY THE BOOK
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