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 just outside Fjällbacka, the community is horror-struck. Thirty years ago, a young girl went missing from the exact same spot, and was later discovered, murdered.
Back then, two teenage girls were found guilty of the killing. Could it really be a coincidence that one of the girls – now a world-famous actress – has just returned to Fjällbacka? 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, the truth becomes ever murkier, because it seems that everyone in the tight-knit community is hiding something. And soon, the residents must confront the fact that they could be harbouring 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
‘Both chilling and thrilling’ Sun
About the author
Camilla Lackberg is a worldwide bestseller renowned for her brilliant contemporary psychological thrillers. Her novels have sold over 20 million copies in 55 countries with translations into 37 languages.