Can chasing a story turn you into its prey?
Two Danish girls disappear without a trace on board the England ferry in 1985. Several years later, a picture of the girls turns up in an old trunk at a second hand dealer’s in the English coastal village of Brine.
Journalist Nora Sand, who works in London for the Danish newspaper Globalt, looks into the story and travels to Denmark in order to investigate the girls’ motley past at a youth institution. She soon finds herself entangled in a case about a monstrous serial killer serving a life sentence at the infamous prison Wolf Hall. Events escalate and Nora suddenly has to fear for her own life.
Lone Theils is a journalist and UK correspondent for Danish newspaper Politiken. She has been living in London for the past 15 years. Fatal Crossing is her first novel and was inspired by a true story, where some pictures of unknown girls, taken at Copenhagen’s Central Station, mysteriously appeared in the hands of an American serial killer.
An extremely well composed and efficient thriller /… / Lone Theils is familiar with the methods of the genre and writes with a sharp sense for detail and with an exquisite feeling for the macabre.
And let it be said straight away: Lone Theils has written an excellent crime debut of a standard that is rare for a first attempt. The ingredients are a good plot, a thrilling story and a smooth narrative.
A lovely and genuine crime novel about a heroine that you want to meet again.
Lone Theils has written an impressive debut novel. The plot is straightforward and compelling – and the narrative shows that the author is an accomplished journalist who knows her trade like the back of her hand.
Alt for Damerne
An outstanding and riveting crime novel with all the key ingredients. There’s action, there’s an intriguing character gallery, the author knows her surroundings, and above all: there are plenty of surprises and an unpredictably logical solution.