Tiger's Eye (Tigeröga)
Bettina Bieberstein Lee
By the author of Raven Sisters, nominated for Best Crime Debut 2018, Crimetime Specsavers Award
Journalist Hanna Axelsdotter moves into a rental apartment in central Stockholm and finds her neighbor’s door blocked and covered with police tape. Then it’s revealed that the apartment belongs to Esther, a young woman who is living a complicated double life, and who was just reported missing by her boyfriend.
In the same apartment house lives Adrian, a lonely survivalist preparing for the downfall of civilization. He has a firm belief that Esther is in big danger.
Hanna is puzzled by the fact that no one seems to know anything about Esther’s life. But the police suggest that Esther might have decided to disappear of her own free will and therefore are devoting fewer resources to solve the case.
Hanna’s instincts say that something isn’t right, and she determines to hunt down any traces of Esther. Would an old tattoo of a pair of tiger eyes be of any meaning?
Or did everyone miss the fact that there might be a connection between Esther’s double life and her disappearance?
Tiger's Eye is the second, standalone, installment in the novels about journalist Hanna Axelsdotter.
"This is a crime novel but it's also an excellent novel about the human psyche, about loneliness, exposure, and an insightful depiction of the life of a survivalist. Bieberstein has a flow in her writing and the scenes within the woods of Södertörn leaves no one unaffected." - Cecilia Von Mentzer, Femina
”A dense crime novel with psychological suspense. Skillfully intertwined stories. Children having difficulties relating to their surroundings, the terrorist attack in Stockholm and survivalists prepping for disaster. It’s crime novel you can’t put down.”– Tara Magazine
”I’m shaken and giddy after reading TIGER’S EYE by Bettina Bieberstein Lee. The novel took a firm grip of me and kept me clinging to it until the end, and it will live with me for a long, long time. Bieberstein Lee is a master at intrigues, character descriptions and keeping a high tempo in her story. She discusses important society issues such as prostitution, Asperger syndrome and the terror attack at Drottninggatan in Stockholm. Life as a journalist is also believable and portrayed nicely. It’s an uncommon writing style, not the usual Swedish suspense novel, instead it’s a novel with depth and unexpected twists that generates a flood of emotions and questions.” - Epiloger, book blog
“The story partly takes place in present time, also one year ago, and then it creeps forward towards the present again. At first I was a bit hesitant but Bieberstein Lee’s got this! I get more and more captivated by the story and when I finish and put the book down I’m very pleased.” – Karinboktok, book blog
"Tiger's Eye has good chances for success, just as the first book RAVEN SISTERS. It's skillfully portrayed and the characters feels uniquely believable... Very exciting." BTJ, no 6, 2019
"Strong, riveting and brilliant" - Jenniesboklista, book blog
"Bettina Bieberstein Lee tells the parallel stories about Esther and Hanna's lives and depicts it nicely" - Lotta Olsson, DN