'Heart-stopping and heart-warming . . . a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing' Val McDermid
After winter's calm, the peace has been stirred for Detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues at Tanumshede police station. A local woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car accident. But when another inexplicable accident occurs, and connections are found with other unsolved murders, all the clues suggest there may be a serial killer on the loose.
At the same time the police have their hands full with other matters. A reality TV show is being produced in the town and with the cameras filming their every move relations soon become strained between the 'stars' and the local population. Patrick also has his own baggage to contend with: a wedding to organize, and Erica's sister Anna and her children to take care of - he's under a lot of pressure.
Patrik is disturbed by the case of the 'accidental' killer. Will he and his team discover the link between all the victims and stop the killer before it's too late?