He sees her body outlined in the flickering light of the TV.

Anxious movements guide her as she paces from window to window. It’s as though she could feel his presence. The gray eyes search through the darkness. Look right at him without seeing, blinded by their own light. Why does he torment himself by watching her? Should he have accepted his fate, be satisfied with less than seeking revenge? The idea is as repugnant to him as the human cadaver he has just butchered, as loathsome as his own disfigured body.

263 pages


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Warner Brothers Nordic (Eyeworks), Sweden


”Thight, captivating and with high speed. Efficient and thrilling scenes. Warm personal portraits, especially of the female police officer who is torn between her work and her family. We all know the feeling.”
The Police Magazine

”I like the way Maria Wern thinks. For example when she knows from the bottom of her stomach that a person is not quilty.”
Chief Inspector Kerstin Horgby / SWE

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