From the million-copy Danish Bestseller comes a page-turning new thriller that tells a story of jealousy, honour, obsession abd a desperate race to stop a killer...
It was clearly no accidental drowning. When a young immigrant girl is found in the watery depths of Holbaek Fjord, a piece of concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular patches on the back of her neck, Detective Louise Rick is called to investigate.
The girl's name was Samra, and Louise soon learns that her short life was a sad story. Abused by her father, it becomes clear that he would be capable of killing Samra if she brought dishonour to the family. But according to her family, she has done nothing to inspire this sort of violence.
Samra's best friend believes that the worst has happened and shares her concerns with the police. Within days she is also discovered dead. To top it all, Samra's younger sister has also gone missing.
In this heart-pounding new thriller from the Danish number one bestseller, Louise Rick must navigate a complex web of family ties, jealousy and obsession in seemingly idyllic Copenhagen, to find a remorseless predator, or predators, before it is too late...
Sara Blaedel is a remarkable crime writer - Karin Slaughter
Dark and chilling as a fjord on a December night. If you like crime fiction that is genuinely scary, then Sara Blaedel should be the next writer you read. If you have yet to discover the Queen Of Danish Crime, then you're in for a treat. - Mark Billingham, internationally bestselling author of RUSH OF BLOOD
Exciting and thrilling...Louise Rick is a character who will have readers coming back for more. - Camilla Lackberg
Consistently suspenseful until the very last sentence. - Politiken
Sara Blaedel is the number one Danish bestseller and author of the Detective Louise Rick crime series, which has been published to acclaim around the world. In her native Denmark her books have sold over a million copies and has been voted Denmark's most popular novelist three times since 2007. Sara is also an ambassador for Save the Children and lives in Copenhagen with her family.