In the midst of a Swedish winter, a young mother is found murdered behind her son’s nursery.She is the fourth victim with the same characteristics: a young mother, stabbed from behind. Meanwhile, her husband Thomas is attending an international conference in Nairobi, Kenya. As a journalist, Annika Bengtzon is often on the frontline, witness to the darkness humans are capable of. But this time it’s different. It’s personal.The official held to ransom is her husband and she must meet the extreme demands of his kidnappers if she is to bring him home.And what of the Swedish mother slain in the snow? As the murder spree in Stockholm continues, Annika is dragged into a violent hostage situation that shakes both Europe and East Africa. When their unreasonable demands are rejected, the kidnappers begin to execute the hostages, one by one. Until her killer is found, no one is safe.
AUTHOR: LIZA MARKLUND