PIGEN UNDER TRÆET – THE GIRL UNDER THE TREE
By Sara Blædel
ON THE ISLAND of Bornholm a body is found. It’s Susan, the girl who went missing during a school trip in 1995. The body was found in a crevice in the Echo Valley, swarmed with insects.
CAMILLA LIND IS back working for the crime section of Morgonavisen, and insists on finding out the truth behind Susan’s disappearance. She goes to visit Pia, a girl who went to school with Susan, to talk only to find her family in despair as Pia, that same morning, walked into the ocean and drowned herself.
LOUISE RICK IS on a sabbatical from her position at the Drabsafdelinge and is back home, where she grew up, to be with her brother who tried to commit suicide after his wife Trine left him and their two children once again. Louise tries to track Trine down but no one has seen her since she left home.
AS SHE IS going through Trine’s belongings for clues of where she could be, Louise finds an old school photograph. It shows three girls on the same school trip where Susan disappeared.