“What a fantastic first novel!”
— Camilla Läckberg
In the heart of downtown Copenhagen, a young student is found in her savagely murdered apartment, her face marked by strange gashes. Inspector Jeppe Korner and his partner Annette Werner, who are in charge of the case, quickly discover that the victim’s past contains heavy secrets. Esther, the owner of the building, who also lives next door, is writing a novel that tells the story of the murder in great detail.
Simple coincidence or Machiavellian plan?
For Jeppe and Annette, this is the beginning of a journey into the heart of a city in which appearances are deadly.