Sara Blaedel's The Running Girl is the latest in her Detective Louise Rick series set in Copenhagen.
Louise is caring for Jonas, supposedly on a temporary basis, after his father's murder. They have a good relationship, but Louise still considers her care of Jonas temporary.
Jonas attends a farewell party for a classmate that is interrupted by a gang of older teenagers and calls Louise in a panic as the violence erupts. Louise gets there as quickly as possible, but the circumstances have deteriorated, and she arrives at the scene of a traffic accident in which one of Jonas' friends, running for help, has been hit by a car.
Louise is involved in another case, that gradually seems to link up to the party invasion.
Intense and engrossing.
NetGalley/Grand Central Publishing
Crime/Suspense. Jan. 2, 2018. Print length: 448 pages.