A woman’s murder is only the beginning as a daughter races to unravel the maze of secrets her father left behind–before she becomes the next victim–in the latest emotionally gripping novel from Sara Blaedel, #1 internationally bestselling author with over 3 million copies sold worldwide. Out in Sweden 5th of June.
After suddenly inheriting a funeral home from her father–who she hadn’t heard from in decades–Ilka Jensen has impulsively abandoned her quiet life in Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she’s devastated to discover her father’s second family: a stepmother and two half sisters she never knew existed. And who aren’t the least bit welcoming, despite Ilka’s efforts to reach out.
Then a local woman is killed, seemingly the unfortunate victim of a home invasion turned violent. But when Ilka learns that the woman knew her father, it becomes increasingly clear that she may not have been a completely random victim after all.
The more Ilka digs into her father’s past, the more deeply entangled she becomes in a family drama that has spanned decades and claimed more than one life–and she may be the next victim…
‘Ilkas arv‘ is the second book in the ‘Family Secrets’ trilogy.
Kerstin Rydén rates the novel 4 out of 5 in her BTJ-review (nr 12, 2020) and writes:
Ilka has stayed in the US and continues to try and solve the economic issues of the funeral parlor, while the mysteries thickens. […] In the search for truth, Ilka becomes involved in shady business, assault and murder, most of it with connections to the father’s American family. […] The novel ends with not just one, but two completely unexpected cliffhangers. This well written and brilliantly translated book is, in regards to the content, darker and has a considerably stronger momentum and higher level of suspense than the first part. As a reader, you immediately long for the sequel.