The Scapegoat

A wave of home invasions has struck the posh suburb Bromma just outside of Stockholm. As the break ins continue, the methods of the perpetrators become more gruesome. When a teenage boy is found murdered in his home, detective Emma Sköld is called to take on the case. Was this a burglary that escalated to fatal violence? 

Suspicions rise around the maid who found the dead body. Or is it the Baltic guest worker who was arrested in the midst of a burglary attempt? Determined to solve the case, Emma Sköld takes matters in her own hands and puts herself and others in grave danger.

THE SCAPEGOAT is a contemporary thriller venturing into lies, secrets and revenge. How dire can the consequences be if you manipulate the truth?

THE SCAPEGOAT is the sixth book in the popular crime series about police detective Emma Sköld. The series has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 15 languages to date.

A wave of home invasions has struck the posh suburb Bromma just outside of Stockholm. As the break ins continue, the methods of the perpetrators become more gruesome. When a teenage boy is found murdered in his home, detective Emma Sköld is called to take on the case. Was this a burglary that escalated to fatal violence? 

Suspicions rise around the maid who found the dead body. Or is it the Baltic guest worker who was arrested in the midst of a burglary attempt? Determined to solve the case, Emma Sköld takes matters in her own hands and puts herself and others in grave danger.

THE SCAPEGOAT is a contemporary thriller venturing into lies, secrets and revenge. How dire can the consequences be if you manipulate the truth?

THE SCAPEGOAT is the sixth book in the popular crime series about police detective Emma Sköld. The series has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 15 languages to date.

info

  • Year of publication

    2018

  • Original title

    Syndabocken

  • Page count

    380

  • Original publisher

    Bookmark

  • Original language of publication

    Swedish

  • Rights sold

    HollandGermanyLithuaniaNorwayDenmarkFinland

Reviews

  • Dagens Nyheter

    “A firm depiction of a class society where successful parents don’t see their children, where poor cleaning ladies polish empty houses and scared construction workers crouches and obeys”

  • Bibliotekstjänst

    “The Scapegoat is a fast-paced and gasping crime story about family secrets, relationships and racism "

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