On a cold January night, Adam Gärde is stabbed and bleeds to death at a bus stop in Stockholm. A messy guy with addiction problems – but the murder is more complicated than it seems and affects everyone in its vicinity: the victim’s mother and girlfriend, friends, the police, the killer. All grasping after truths, secrets and lies.
In her suspenseful debut, Charlotte Al-Khalili portrays with great credibility how several people each carry a piece of the puzzle to the crime. But who will see the big picture? Who will arrive at the final answer? And who will solve the murder mystery and understand the inevitable consequences?