The new gripping novel in the internationally bestselling Malin Fors series.
The next dark mystery featuring the Linkoping's best detective, Malin Fors, from the bestselling author Mons Kallentoft.
In the early hours of the morning, the naked body of a young man is discovered in a ditch next to Go ta Kanal. The cause of death is mysterious; the body bears no visible traces of violence.
The man is soon identified as Peder Akerlund, a former Swedish politician, excluded from his party for racism but since reformed. Then sixteen-year-old Nadja Lundin is reported missing, possibly abducted, the same evening, and there are signs that suggest the two cases might be connected.
But what do the victims have in common? And why were they chosen? Gradually, Malin Fors realises that they are dealing with someone who is playing a game with them, who speaks through murders and who will not be silenced. What is he or she trying to say? Desperate to fine Nadja alive, the team race against the clock to find an answer before it's too late...
Praise for the Malin Fors series:
'One of the best-realised female heroines I've read by a male writer.' Guardian
'Kallentoft's books have been called beautiful, exquisite and original. I can see why.' Literary Review
'This is a worthy successor to Larsson's Millennium trilogy.' Booklist Starred Review
Kallentoft's books have been called beautiful, exquisite and original. I can see why. - Literary Review
One of the best-realised female heroines I've read by a male writer. - Guardian
Meditative. Dark. Really, really cold . . . This is a worthy successor to Larsson's Millennium trilogy . . . This first installment in Kallentoft's crime series is a splendid representative of the Swedish crime novel, in all its elegance and eeriness. - Booklist Starred Review
Mons Kallentoft grew up in a working-class household in the provincial town of Linkoping, Sweden, where the Malin Fors series is set. Before becoming a writer, he worked in journalism and is also a keen food critic. His first novel, Pesetas, was awarded the Swedish equivalent of the Whitbread Award. He has been married to Karolina for over 20 years, and they live in Stockholm with their daughter and son.
His novels are translated into English by Neil Smith.
Visit Mons' website at www.monskallentoft.se and his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MonsKallentoft and follow him on Twitter @Kallentoft