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Translated by Marlaine Delargy
Two young kids are missing. A police officer has been found dead. Detective Inspector Embla Nyström must quickly solve the mystery and find the children before the small town takes matters into their own hands.
As she hunts for the missing children, Embla can’t help but think of the case that has been haunting her for years: the disappearance of her childhood best friend. Could the cases be linked?
With each passing dark winter day, the odds of finding the children alive shrink, while desperation mounts. Their fathers want answers and will stop at nothing—including murder—to get them.
‘As good as Louise Welsh’s similarly creepy tour of Glasgow.’
‘Embla is a winning new Scandinavian noir lead.’
‘These days Scandinavian crime writers are thick on the ground. It’s nice to see that the women can be just as bloodthirsty as the men.’
‘[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.’