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The Secret Life of Mr Roos

(2020)
(The third book in the Gunnar Barbarotti series)
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A secluded hut in the middle of the woods. A double life that could be his downfall. The Secret Life of Mr Roos is the third Inspector Barbarotti novel from the 'Godfather of Swedish crime' (Metro), Håkan Nesser.

At fifty-nine years old, Valdemar Roos is tired of life. Working a job he hates, with a wife he barely talks to and two step-daughters he doesn't get on with, he doesn't have a lot to look forward to. Then, one day, a winning lottery ticket gives him an opportunity to start afresh.

Without telling a soul, he quits his job and buys a hut in the remote Swedish countryside. Every day he travels down to this man-made oasis, returning each evening to his unsuspecting wife. Life couldn't be better, until a young woman arrives in paradise . . .

Anna Gambowska is a twenty-one-year-old recovering drug addict. On the run from the rehab centre she hated and an abusive relationship she can't go back to, all Anna's prayers are answered when she comes across a seemingly vacant hut in the Swedish woodland. But it's not long before Anna's ex discovers her location, and an incident occurs that will mar the lives of both Anna and Valdemar forever.

Inspector Barbarotti doesn't take much interest when a woman reports her husband as missing. That is, until a dead body is found near the missing man's newly-bought hut, and Mr Roos becomes the number one murder suspect . . .

The Secret Life of Mr Roos is the third novel in Håkan Nesser’s Inspector Barbarotti quintet.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Life of Mr Roos (The Barbarotti Series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-5098-9223-0 / 978-1-5098-9223-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Mr Roos
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-5098-9224-9 / 978-1-5098-9224-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Mr Roos
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon   


October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Mr Roos
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Mr Roos
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Mr Roos (The Barbarotti Series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Mr Roos
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon AU