Two children are found murdered and the killer is captured and put behind bars. But four years later he escapes and the police are convinced he will kill again.
At the same time a five year old girl is kidnapped, raped and murdered and when the police stand perplexed, her father seeks his revenge.
Suddenly, the tables turn, when the father of the murdered child is himself is taken to trial for murder and the question is asked; who is really a best? And who has the right to decide the value of other people’s life?
“The Beast” was the duo Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström‘s debut novel and was published 2004. In 2005, it won "The Glass Key Award".