Synopses & Reviews
This spellbinding new
thriller opens when a young father fails to show up for supper on a
snowy night just before Christmas. His is not the only sinister
disappearance, and before the final breathtaking climax, a secret killer
terrorizes an entire frightened town.
Despite being on maternity leave, Inspector Ann Lindell is determined
to find John's murderer. The cruel cat-and-mouse game that follows
leads Ann to a deadly confrontation with a treacherous killer. Ann must
decide whether to take a huge risk that could result in many more dead
bodies in the snow, including hers and that of her unborn child.
"Reminiscent of Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series. Don't miss it." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Suspenseful, intelligent, and perceptive...terrific." Publishers Weekly
"Stunning...haunting...can chill you to the bone." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
About the Author
Kjell Eriksson is the author of the internationally acclaimed
The Princess of Burundi, The Cruel Stars of the Night, The Demon of Dakar,
The Hand that Trembles, and
Black Lies, Red Blood. His series debut won Best First Novel 1999
by the Swedish Crime Academy, an accomplishment he later followed up by
winning Best Swedish Crime Novel 2002 for
The Princess of Burundi. He lives in Sweden and France.
Ebba Segerberg is a
translator of Swedish literature with a focus on Swedish crime fiction.
Her translations include several installments of the Wallander series by
Henning Mankell and
Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. She has worked in a variety
of other genres and formats including biography, short stories, and
screenplays. She holds a PhD in Swedish literature and film studies from
the University of California at Berkeley, and currently lives in Saint