Synopses & Reviews
One ordinary summer's day, a young girl disappears while cycling to volleyball practice. Her abandoned bike is found in exactly the same place that another girl was assaulted and murdered thirty-three years previously. The perpetrator was never brought to justice, so the authorities suspect the same killer has struck again. The eeriness of the crime unsettles not only the police and public, but also someone who has been carrying a burden of guilt for many years. . . .
" is a brilliant demonstration of how the lineaments of crime fiction -- murder, detectives, step-by-step investigation -- can be put to the service of tragedy." The New York Times Book Review
"The narrative is constructed along the lines of a roman policier and features a strong working relationship between the retired detective who failed to solve the original case and a younger colleague, Kimmo Joentaa. But the book's dark matter has more to do with the obsessive thoughts of troubled minds. And that way, as we know, lies madness." Marilyn Stasio
"To create an investigator who is both admirable and troubled and yet individual and sympathetic is a gift, and Wagner has it."--
About the Author
Jan Costin Wagner was born in 1972 near Frankfurt. He divides his time between Germany and Finland (the home country of his wife). His novels include Silence and Ice Moon.