One of the most reviewed thrillers of 2015, and an international phenomenon. Kill Bill meets Dexter via The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
How far would you go to avenge the one you love?
Blum has a secret buried deep in her past.
She thought she'd left the past behind.
But then Mark, the man she loves, dies.
His death looks like a hit-and-run. It isn't a hit-and-run. Mark has been killed by the men he was investigating. And then, suddenly, Blum rediscovers what she's capable of...
Kill Bill meets Dexter via The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, WOMAN OF THE DEAD is a wild ride of a thriller where the first stage of grief is revenge. And revenge is a dish best served bloody.
One of the most arresting thrillers I've read for years. Hypnotic! Aichner plumbs the darkest depths of the human psyche in this compelling tale of a female undertaker. As a mother, Blum is touching and relatable. But as a vengeful wife determined to hunt down her husband's killers... Be afraid. Be very, very afraid - Lisa Gardner
An ironclad guarantee of sleepless nights - Independent
Fast, edgy and gripping... full of quirks, with a conflicted heroine as killer at its heart. Do not miss it - Daily Mail
An inventive, forceful, engrossing revenge thriller - The Times
Bernhard Aichner was born in 1972 and lives in Innsbruck, Austria, where he works as an author and photographer. As research for WOMAN OF THE DEAD, he worked as an undertaker's assistant for six months.
Anthea Bell has won numerous awards for her translations, including the INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FICTION PRIZE for W. G. Sebald's AUSTERLITZ, the OXFORD-WEIDENFELD TRANSLATION PRIZE, and the SOCIETY OF AUTHORS' SCHLEGEL-TIECK PRIZE on several occasions. Best known for her translation of the Asterix series, Bell was awarded an OBE in 2010 for services to literature. She lives and works in Cambridge.