Police Officer Maria Wern and her colleagues don’t know how to deal with the bestiality facing them.

A similar murder had been committed in Uppsala nine years earlier. That time, the murderer had been killed in a car fire. Is it possible that some connection exists?

Thanks to Maria’s efforts and stubbornness, the picture of the murderer starts to emerge – a person disappointed and degraded to the point where reality gives way to insanity. But it’s a struggle in which Maria comes close to losing everything important to her.

215 pages


Denmark: Fremad
Finland: Gummerus
France: Editions du Toucan
Germany: Rowholt
Italy: Newton Compton
The Netherlands: De Geus, Grote Letter (Swedish large print) / Lind & Co (Audio)
Norway: Cappelen Damm Audio
Sweden: Prisma, PAN, Earbooks

Film rights

Eyeworks, Sweden


”Finally a novel I couldn’t put down for an entire weekend.”
Petra Hammesfahr, German bestseller author


”Anna Jansson is the new literary voice from the Nordic countries.”
Berliner Morgenpost / DE

”The book is full of surprises and spectacular turing points.”
Neue Presse / DE

”… a psycho-thriller full of intriguing pictures and strange rituals.”
Freundin / DE

”Anna Jansson represents the new tradition of Swedish crime authors.”
Neue Luzerner Zeitung / CH

”This is highly recommended for the dark coming autumn evenings.”
Doppelpunkt – Magazin fur Kultur in Nurnberg – Furth – Erlangen / DE

The Speechless God is among the very best action novels. It’s harsh and realistic and yet the author rights with the finest sensabilbity.”
Viikkouutiset / FI