Worldwide bestseller Camilla Lackberg weaves together another brilliant contemporary psychological thriller with the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe's past!
Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother's possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family's past and finally uncover the reasons why. Her enquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher. He was among her mother's circle of friends during the Second World War but her questions are met with bizarre and evasive answers. Two days later he meets a violent death. Detective Patrik Hedstrom, Erica's husband, is on paternity leave but soon becomes embroiled in the murder investigation. Who would kill so ruthlessly to bury secrets so old?
Reluctantly Erica must read her mother's wartime diaries. But within the pages is a painful revelation about Erica's past. Could what little knowledge she has be enough to endanger her husband and newborn baby? The dark past is coming to light, and no one will escape the truth of how they came to be!
About the Author
Born in 1974, Camilla Lackberg graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics, before moving to Stockholm where she worked for a few years as an economist. However, a course in creative crime writing became the trigger to a drastic change of career. She's written seven novels so far and they have all been no. 1 bestsellers across Europe. She lives in Stockholm with her three children.
Praise for Camilla Lackberg: 'A top-class Scandinavian crime writer' The Times 'Heart-stopping and heart-warming ... a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing' Val McDermid 'A warmth that cuts right through the Nordic chill' Independent 'Pacy ... with flashing insight into the dark places of the psyche' Sunday Times 'Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror' Guardian 'Both chilling and thrilling' Sun
Series: Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 20th June 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.36