It had been a normal day at work.
Monika was locking up, ready to head home, when the man arrived. She didn't see his fist until it was far too late.
Bundled into a car, tied up and taken in darkness to an old mill in the thick of a forest, she has been flung into a bunker. It is only now, as time passes and she sees her attacker in the light, that she notices the startling resemblance to someone from her very dark and buried past.
Someone she never wanted to see again.
Andrea Maria Schenkel lives near Regensburg in Bavaria. Her first two novels, The Murder Farm and Ice Cold, both also published by Quercus in the UK, won first place in the German Crime Prize in consecutive years - making Schenkel the first author to achieve this. The Murder Farm has gone on to become a phenomenal bestseller, as has Ice Cold.