ABOUT THE BOOK
Set over three explosive days, this is compulsive, heart-pounding storytelling that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
He thought she was safe. Then the past came knocking.
Seventeen years ago, Inspector Ewert Grens was called to the scene of a brutal crime. A family had been murdered, with only their five-year-old daughter left behind. The girl was moved out and placed under witness protection, but while the case went cold, Grens is still haunted by the memory. When he learns that the apartment where the crime took place is now the scene of a mysterious break-in, Grens fears that someone is intent on silencing the only witness. He must race to find her…before they do.
What a chilling opening for this story! It is the 9th book in the Ewert Grens series but my first. I always think it is best to read a series from the start, but this author does not make you feel like you have missed anything. I took to Inspector Grens straight away, he had compassion for both the living and the dead.
What he had never accepted was not being able to close a case from seventeen years ago. That night was unforgettable. The night he found a five-year-old girl, Zana Lila, so traumatised she did not know that her family were dead around her.
Now, something else had happened at the same property, and being the man he is, he knows when something does not feel right. It appears that it is not just him that hadn’t put that night behind him. Someone else was back to finish the job. Now he had to find that little girl.
It is a full-on action-packed race against time that never lets up. Events throw Piet Hoffman, a security expert who is been blackmailed and Grens together, as they dart mainly between Sweden and Albania, desperately trying to solve the past and present. The main characters felt established with pasts which always makes them seem real. It is a great pairing in the story, they both wanted the same result for personal reasons.
Time flew by, as did the pages to a breathtaking conclusion which was awesome. The translation of this book is smooth and never loses its constant fast flow.
I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anders Roslund is a Swedish author and journalist. He is the founder and former head of Kulturnyheterna (Culture News) on SVT, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. For many years he worked as a news reporter – specializing in criminal and social issues – and as an Editor-in-chief at Rapport and Aktuellt, the two major News programmes on SVT.
Roslund regularly collaborates with Börge Hellström, and together they make up the writing duo of Roslund & Hellström.