Synopses & Reviews
When a man is murdered and his son abducted, it looks like his wife is guilty…but Annika Bengtzon sets off for the truth in this thriller by the #1 internationally bestselling author Liza Marklund.
Dubbed the “Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction” by internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell, Liza Marklund became a New York Times bestseller when she teamed up with James Patterson to write The Postcard Killers.
David Lindholm is found naked on his bed with bullets through his head and stomach. All the homicidal evidence points in the direction of his wife Julia. Julia, who is suffering from shock and trauma, rambles on about a woman who she claims entered the house, killed her husband, and ran off with her son. When journalist Annika Bengtzon is assigned to the case, she must work against the clock to clear Julia’s name and find the missing child, before it’s too late.
“An astonishing talent” (New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver). “Pick up a Liza Marklund book, read it until dawn, wait until the stores open, buy another” (James Patterson).
““Fast-paced and packing plenty of thrills... recommend[ed for] readers who enjoy complicated Nordic thrillers with plenty of backstory, like those by Stieg Larsson and Camilla Lackberg.” BOOKLIST
“The Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction.”
“Marklund has created a complex page-turner, complete with gritty realism, a flawed but likable protagonist, and nonstop suspense.”
“The best of Marklund's books to be published in the U.S.”
The inspiration for the hit film series, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter
, now available on Netflix.
NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS . . .
Police officer Nina Hoffman is called to the scene of a grisly crime. There she finds fellow officer and friend David Lindholm naked on his bed, shot through the head and stomach. His traumatized wife, Julia, is in shock, and can barely form a coherent sentence. She hovers near the body, rambling on about a woman entering the house, killing David, and running off with their son—but all the evidence points to her guilt. Annika Bengtzon is drawn headfirst into the case, because she believes that Julia is about to be falsely charged. But will anyone else believe it?
Chilling and complex, this thriller will have you guessing until the shocking end.
About the Author
Liza Marklund is an author, journalist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Her crime novels, featuring the relentless reporter Annika Bengtzon, instantly became international hits and have sold millions of copies in thirty languages worldwide. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and Marbella, Spain, where she is at work on the next installment in the series. Visit her website at LizaMarklund.com.