The summer has just begun, and thirteen-year-old Matilda Karlsson is looking for thrills with her new friends. At the same time, a woman is found dead after a wedding in the Stockholm archipelago. The deceased woman turns out to be the sister of journalist and former war correspondent Aida Svantesson.
When looking into her sister Bianca’s death, help comes from an unexpected place: the famously outspoken professor of criminology Kajan Berglund becomes Aida’s partner in a desperate search for answers.
Bianca was Kajan’s favourite PhD student and her unfinished work at the university leads them on a trail that takes them to underground sex clubs and young girls who lead a secret life beyond their parents' worst nightmares.
Sweet Lolita depicts life behind closed doors in teenage-rooms and shows how easily the hunt for attention and confirmation can be exploited. It is a terrifying and important book about the vulnerability of girls and young women.
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”Summer Stockholm is burning and you cannot stop reading.
A terrifyingly topical and fast-paced story.”
“The author is a criminologist and has managed to make an exciting, credible, in-depth study of one our most abominable crimes today /…/ A thriller that combines an urgent subject with a story that evolves into a page-turner. "