January, Fjällbacka. A semi-naked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesnt manage to stop. By the time Detective Patrik Hedström receives word of the accident, the girl has already been identified. Four months ago she disappeared on her way home from the local riding school, and no one has seen her since. It quickly becomes clear that she has been subjected to unimaginably brutal treatment. And its likely shes not the only one. Meanwhile, Patriks wife, crime writer Erica Falck, is looking into an old case - a family tragedy that led to a mans death. His wife was convicted of murder, but Erica senses that something isnt right. What is the woman hiding? As Erica digs deeper, the past starts to cast a shadow over the present and Patrik is forced to see his investigation in a whole new light.
Camilla Läckberg, geb. 1974, ist verheiratet und hat drei Kinder. Sie stammt aus Fjällbacka der kleine Ort und seine Umgebung sind Schauplatz ihrer Bücher. Ihre Kriminalromane erscheinen in dreissig Ländern und wurden bisher über sechs Millionen mal verkauft. Camilla Läckberg lebt in Stockholm.