The Debutant

Christina Erikson


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Sweden: Albert Bonnier




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Author Sandra Thulin has taken her own life. She leaves behind a devastated husband and two small children. When Sandra's father contacts police officer Elias Svensson and asks him to investigate the suicide, the case is reopened. Elias and Cornelia Lind start digging into Sandra's background and quickly notice that the façade Thulin’s family showed hid a more hurtful reality. But the police not only receive information about Sandra and her family. They also receive compromising information about Sandra's father that puts the investigation to an end.


The Debutant is the fourth part in the series about Elias Svensson and Cornelia Lind. It's a nerve-wracking thriller about greed, family relationships and power.


Pages 350




"The Debutant is a crime novel about how a psychopath can rule and ruin other's lives, but it's also about how meticulous and stubborn police investigation can lead to success in crime cases. The perspectives skillfully shift between characters, events and places while the suspense is staggering..." - BTJ, Library services no 17


"Christina Erikson has written yet another exciting book in her series that also has a depth, with topics that captures the reader. We get an insight into the dark nature of mankind in an easily accessible way. It is a well-composed plot and I think that those who like exciting thrillers will find it difficult to put this down. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in this series." - Håkans Hylla, book blog


Reviews on the previous book in the series 


"Christina Erikson might just be one of the strongest crime writers we have in the world of suspenseful Scandi crime! The third book in this series The Thirteenth Disciple is SPOT ON. 5 out of 5." - Deckartips, book blog


"The Rising Dark is an extremely well written Swedish crime novel, sort of like Silence of the Lambs in a Stockholm environment. The suspense is excruciating." - btj, the Librarians reviewer


"It is and initiated and credible depiction of how psychopaths act to manipulate." - Borås magazine


‘Sharp, well-written and totally addictive!’  — Nina De Geer, author


‘A great plot, fascinating characters and a perfect basis for a new
series’ — Kerstin Bergman, Borås Tidning


"Crime‐writing queen Christina Erikson continues to explore and investigate the evil mind of the psychopath in the second novel about DI Elias Svensson and author Cornelia Lind" -  Östersunds‐Posten


"Wow, what an amazing book! Christina Erikson has done it again...It’s incredibly well written and chilling, and I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series. If you haven’t read this one yet, do so right now! You won’t be disappointed." - Deckarhyllan