No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.
A missing child
When a four-year-old girl disappears in the woods outside Fjällbacka, people are horror-struck. Thirty years ago, a child went missing from the same spot, and was later discovered, murdered.
Back then, two teenage girls were found guilty of the killing. Could one of them be the culprit this time? Detective Patrik Hedström starts investigating, with his wife, bestselling crime writer Erica Falck, by his side.
A community torn apart
But as Patrik and Erica dig deeper, it seems that everyone in the tight-knit community is hiding something. And soon, the residents must confront the fact that there could be a murderer in their midst…
‘A satisfying and counterintuitive clash between the cosy and gruesome strands of the genre’ Guardian
Praise for Camilla Lackberg:
‘Domesticity and brutality are Lackberg staples… Tightly plotted… Unflinching’ Sunday Times
‘Heart-stopping and heart-warming … a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing’ Val McDermid
‘Pacy … with flashing insight into the dark places of the psyche’ Sunday Times
‘A top-class Scandinavian crime writer’ The Times
‘The rock star of Nordic Noir’ Independent
‘Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror’ Guardian