THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERAn idyllic village in the Alps. A legacy of sin. An evil lurking in the woods.
HOW DO YOU SOLVE A CRIME WHEN YOUR OWN BODY IS FIGHTING AGAINST YOU?
Something devastating has taken place here in these mountains. Something that requires all my investigative abilities.
My name is Teresa Battaglia, I am a police chief inspector and I walk through hell every day. It's not my gun, nor my uniform: my real weapon is my mind.
Yet my mind is failing me. Not my body, weathered by the passing of time, nor my tormented heart.
My name is Teresa Battaglia, I have a secret that I dare not reveal even to myself, and for the first time in my life I am afraid.
In the village of Traveni, surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Italian Alps, a series of violent assaults take place.
When the first body is found in the woods, Police inspector Teresa Battaglia quickly realises her decades of experience as a profiler will not be enough to solve what looks like the work of a profoundly deranged mind. Soon more victims are found and when a new-born baby is kidnapped, Teresa's investigation becomes a race against the clock.
But Teresa is also fighting a different kind of battle: against the silent reticence of a community determined to protect a secret legacy of shame; and against her own body, weighed down by age and diabetes, and her mind, once invincible and now slowly gnawing away at her memory...
Teresa Battaglia is the best gift an author can offer their readers: a character they will come to care for - Donato Carrisi, author of THE GIRL IN THE FOG
The most awaited (female) noir debut of 2018 in Italy. - Repubblica
A thriller that enters into the corners of the soul and introduces an author to watch. - Marie Claire (Italy)
A story full of dramatic turns of events; the writing is tight and fast, and makes the most of the environment it depicts; the mountains, primitive nature and the woods - Wired Italia