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Kicki Sehlstedt

Kicki Sehlstedt is a journalist and criminologist. For many years she was the news director at one of Sweden’s biggest evening papers and is now the producer of a tv-show about crime.

She has come across many girls who have experienced sexual violence and writing her debut novel Sweet Lolita has been a way to process and tell their stories, and at the same time explore what it’s like to be a girl.


Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström

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Sweet Lolita

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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.


Author:
Kicki Sehlstedt

Original title:
Sweet Lolita

Published:
May 2018

Genre:
Suspense novel

Original publisher:
Piratförlaget

Reading material:
Swedish manuscript (final)

400 pages

Finland/Like

 

”Summer Stockholm is burning and you cannot stop reading.

A terrifyingly topical and fast-paced story.”

Damernas Värld

“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. " 

Aftonbladet

 

“Debut novel Sweet Lolita is about how girls seeking attention are being abused, but also about women who dare to speak up in a world of men/man’s world. A thrilling suspense novel that leads one to think of #metoo.” 

Amelia Magazine

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