Who Watcheth (An Irene Huss Investigation) - Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy

He can be your guardian or your punisher depending on whether you follow his rules. Of course, that can be a bit challenging since you aren’t aware you’re being stalked.

 

The 9th instalment in this series can be summed up with a big “eeewww” as we join Irene Huss & her team on the hunt for a serial killer in Goteborg. He has a preferred type & is fond of quoting the Old Testament but that’s just part of his twisted MO.

 

Meanwhile Irene has a couple of other things on her plate. Weird stuff is happening around her home & it’s starting to get scary. And at work she has to deal with a superintendent who takes every opportunity to belittle her efforts. That may change when the case hits close to home.

 

Like each book, this can be read as a stand alone. But there are long term relationships between these characters that are continually evolving & add so much to the plot. They have distinct & well developed personalities & part of the enjoyment comes from catching up with their story lines.

 

It’s a proper police procedural that shows the hard work & frustration that goes into an investigation as they wait for a break. The side plots keep things moving at a steady pace as tension builds for a frightening showdown with a seriously creepy bad guy. Add a funny little dachshund named Egon & really….what more do you need?