THE NIGHT WOMEN
By Sara Blædel
#1 internationally bestselling author Sara Blaedel delivers an electrifying, page-turning new novel in which detective Louise Rick confronts a case that will change her life forever.
A journey to a new life or a prison of despair and death? A shocking murder on Copenhagen’s idyllic streets and an abandoned child reveal a perverse criminal underworld that crosses international borders.
A young woman’s body is found on the street with her throat slit, and the media is clamoring for the grisly details. Detective Louise Rick is investigating the gruesome murder when her friend Camilla Lind calls. Louise assumes it is because Camilla, a crime reporter, wants to be the first to hear of any juicy new developments. Instead, her distraught friend reveals that her ten year-old son found an abandoned baby on his way to school.
As Louise digs deeper into the murder and the mysterious foundling, every clue uncovered points to organized human trafficking from Eastern Europe, run by ruthless gangsters who won’t hesitate to kill anyone who gets in their way…
This gripping, heartwrenching, extraordinary new suspense novel from Sara Blaedel will keep you turning pages as fast as you can straight through to the electrifying finale.
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published by People’s Press in April 2008
RIGHTS SOLD TO
Denmark, People’s Press
The Netherlands, The House of Books
Norway, Bonnier Forlag
Portugal, 20/20 Editora
US, Grand Central Publishing
Wonderfully paced and addictive, this book (and this series) is the perfect Nordic Noir pick for those new to the genre and another must-read for us avid readers of Scandinavian crime fiction.
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