Mons Kallentoft is the author of the internationally acclaimed crime fiction series featuring Malin Fors. The series has been translated into 26 languages and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sheets of rain are pouring down over Skogså Castle, outside of Linköping. The landscape and the body floating in the moat are soaked through. Lawyer Jerry Petersson, the new owner of the castle, is notorious for his ruthlessness --- and now for having been murdered.
A teenage girl is found naked and bleeding in a city park, without any recollection of what has happened to her. Another grisly discovery is made on a lakeside beach, and the whole town is on edge. A serial killer walks among them, and while families withdraw to protect their young, Detective Malin Fors must uncover the secrets behind these crimes, potentially putting herself and her own family at risk in the process.
Malin Fors is the most driven and talented superintendent who has ever worked at the police force in her small, isolated town. In her job, she is constantly moving through the borderland between life and death. She navigates her colleagues through crime investigations so gruesome that they make the darkest of nightmares seem like fairy tales.