In a short space of time, several bestial murders occur in central Stockholm. When criminal investigator Conny Sjoberg and the Hammarby police begin to suspect that theres a link between the murders, Sjoberg goes completely cold. There is a killer out there whose motives are very personal, and who will not be deterred.The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen is the first in the Hammarby series, thrillers with taut, suspenseful plots and unexpected twists and turns. This haunting novel explores schoolyard bullying among young children and the effect it has on them when people look the other way. Many of the scenes in this book are self-experienced and based on Gerhardsens own childhood. Urban settings and strong portraits of authentic characters are crafted in depth and detail, insuring the books will linger in the readers mind long after the finish.The Gingerbread House is written in the same tradition as the Sjowall / Wahloo crime novels, and has been described as a book version of the tv series The Wire. It is not only published by the same publisher as Stieg Larssons The Millennium Trilogy, but by the same editorial team.