International bestseller Samuel Bjork makes his US debut, a chilling and fast moving mystery during which detectives needs to search out a vengeful killer--and discover the key that ties each one of them to the crime
A six-year-old lady is located within the Norwegian geographical region, striking useless from a tree and wearing unusual doll's outfits. round her neck is an indication that says "I'm touring alone."
a different murder unit in Oslo re-opens with veteran police investigator Holger Munch on the helm. Holger's first step is to cajole the bright yet haunted investigator Mia Krüger, who has been dwelling on an remoted island, triumph over through thoughts of her previous. whilst Mia perspectives a photo of the crime scene and spots the quantity "1" carved into the lifeless girl's fingernail, she understands this can be basically the start. might this killer have whatever to do with a lacking baby, kidnapped six years in the past and not stumbled on, or with the reclusive non secular group hidden within the within sight woods?
Mia returns to responsibility to trace down a revenge-driven and ruthlessly clever killer. but if Munch's personal six-year-old granddaughter is going lacking, Mia realizes that the killer's sinister video game is own, and i am touring on my own races to an explosive--and shocking--conclusion.