In this first novel of the Inspector Sejer mystery series --- available for the first time in English --- Eva and her young daughter, Emma, are walking by the river when Emma spots something floating in the water. It's the body of a man, and what's more, a man Eva recognizes. Inspectors Sejer and Skarre piece together the stories behind two unsolved murders. Does it all lead back to Eva?
Inspector Sejer is called to the hospital to try to figure out who was responsible for carrying out a sinister prank on a young couple. Later that night, he hears a knock at the door and receives a note that has him worried about what is to come. The postcard in question bears a short message: Hell begins now.