#1 New York Times and internationally bestselling Swedish author Liza Marklund delivers more top-notch, “edge-of-your-seat suspense” (Harlan Coben) as her fearless journalist Annika Bengtzon investigates a high-profile missing persons case while trying to keep her own tumultuous home life from falling apart.
Ingemar Lerberg had it all: successful businessman, politician, husband, father. Until he is found, brutally beaten and left for dead, in his mansion in a fashionable Stockholm neighborhood. His wife, Nora, is missing, with little evidence left behind. With no alternative, their children are taken into care. In one night, a family has been ripped apart.
As Annika delves into the horrifying details of this family's fate, she grapples too with the change in her own personal life. As hard as she's trying to patch together a new family with her boyfriend and their respective children, past relationships still threaten to throw off the delicate her delicate balancing act.
Family matters above all else, but all is never as it seems. Behind the scenes, darkness lies.
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