Heidi Amsinck

When ninety-year-old Irene Valborg is found brutally murdered in an affluent suburb of Copenhagen, her diamond necklace missing, it looks like a burglary gone wrong. As two more victims are attacked, the police lament a rise in violence against the elderly, but who is the young girl in the photo found at the crime scenes?

Impatient to claim her inheritance, Irene’s daughter hires reporter Jensen and her teenage apprentice Gustav to find the necklace.

DI Henrik Jungersen finds himself once more pitched against Jensen in a quest for the truth – the one woman in Copenhagen he is desperate to avoid.

345 pages


Denmark: Gutkind
Germany: Droemer Knaur
UK and Commonwealth: Muswell Press


A chilling tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion.’
The Sun

‘Top-notch Scandi noir.’
Mark Sanderson, The Times Crime Club

‘Worth reading for its clever plot and Amsinck’s understanding of the effects of bullying.’
Joan Smith, The Sunday Times

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