Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
The spring tides are the highest of the year in Nordkoster; the beach will be covered in particularly deep water tonight. Three men on the beach are digging a hole, covertly watched by a young boy. His intrigue turns to horror as he makes out a fourth figure - the woman for whom the hole is intended. Buried up to her neck in the sand, the high tide is rapidly approaching. Still screaming in terror, the victim takes her last breath as water fills her nose and mouth - in her stomach, she feels her baby kick. And her waters break. Twenty-four years later, the abhorrent crime remains unsolved; gruesome violence however is still prevalent after all those years. A gang has been beating up and killing homeless people in parks - worse still, they are filming their attacks and broadcasting them on the internet. The police have their work cut out trying to keep abreast of the crime wave. Olivia Ronning hopes to follow in her father's footsteps and join their ranks in the next few months after she completes her training; she has only one last hurdle to overcome over the summer break, a challenge from her professor to pick a cold case and solve it. Should be simple, she thinks.
Little does she know the world she is getting involved in, the danger she faces and the ugly truths she risks uncovering. A masterpiece by the king and queen of Scandinavian crime, Cilla and Rolf Borjlind. Cinematic and powerful - but above all, gripping.
'The construction of intrigue is impressive... Olivia Ronning and Tom Stilton is definitely a detective duo that I will follow' Svenska Dagbladet 'A compelling Swedish thriller debut' Jyllands-Posten/DK 'It almost feels impolite to call two of Sweden's most respected writers 'newcomers', but in a way it's true... And what a debut!' Krimifan / DK 'Very exciting crime novel that works on many layers Metro 'The Borjlind's know their thrillers and their writing is fatally efficient' Expressen
Cilla and Rolf Borjlind are script writers for crime and thrillers, and bestselling authors.