This is the second book in the Fjällbacka series, where a small child out playing early in the morning discovers the body of a young woman. When the police arrive, with inspector Patrik in the lead, skeletons are found at the same location and a suspicion arises that they are the two girls who went missing in 1979. While trying to find clues from the seventies and solving the new murder at the same time, Patrik’s sixth sense is telling him that the Hult family, fronted by the patriarch Gabriel, has something to do with it, but so far there’s no evidence. Erica, now expecting her first child with Patrik, is interested in the murder, but at the same time trying to take care of her sister Anna, who is having problems in her marriage. Then, another girl suddenly disappears and Patrik is running against the clock to find whoever it is that is conducting the murders.
Camilla Läckberg is a Swedish crime writer and has sometimes been called ‘the Swedish Agatha Christie’. Since her debut in 2002 with “The Ice Princess”, she has published twelve books; crime novels, cookery books and a children’s book, and been translated into 33 languages.