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Translated by Paul Norlen
Helene Tursten’s explosive new series features Detective Inspector Embla Nyström, a sharp, unforgiving woman working in a man’s world. When one of her peers is murdered during a routine hunting trip, Embla must track down the killer while confronting a dark incident from her past.
Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. She is the author of the Irene Huss series and the short story collection An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good. Her books have been translated into eighteen languages and made into a television series. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with her husband.
‘As good as Louise Welsh’s similarly creepy tour of Glasgow.’ Gillian Flynn
‘[An] outstanding series launch…Embla is a refreshingly capable lead, whose situational ethics means that she doesn’t feel she must do everything by the book.’ Publishers Weekly