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It starts with just one body - the hands bound, the skin covered in marks.
Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg is determined to find out who is responsible, despite opposition from her superiors.
When two more bodies are discovered, it becomes clear that she is hunting a serial killer.
With her career on the line, Kihlberg turns to psychotherapist Sofia Zetterlund. Together, they expose a chain of shocking events that began decades ago - but will it lead them to the murderer before someone else dies?
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 784
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 40 mm
"The narrative slowly and surely exerts an inexorable grip; its multiple timeframes do not interrupt the unerring building of tension. And, as with the best of Scandinavian crime fiction, from Henning Mankell to Stieg Larsson, there is still room for an acute element of social commentary… you will find it to be among the most wide-ranging and forceful Scandinavian crime novels you have encountered.” - The Financial Times
"Very likely to be the most disturbing book you’ll read all year… there’s a fantastic twist in store, very well executed, and a successful conclusion for the complex web of evil Sund weaves over the course of the novel.” – The Observer
"The best crime novel of the year so far." - The Metro
"A compulsive page-turner." - Sunday Express
"Compelling... we are left gasping for breath." - The Daily Mail
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