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When Swedish crime reporter and bestselling author Joakim Palmkvist stumbled onto the Lundblad case, he knew right away that this was a book begging to be written. For here, set on a timber farm in the remote forests of rural Sweden—an area known as “the dark heart” of the country—the full spectrum of the human drama is on display. There is a forbidden love affair between young people in feuding families, a missing person with a hidden fortune dating back to the American gold rush, greed, envy, a brutal murder in cold blood, a suspicion of patricide, and one more thing—an indefatigable investigator driven by a sense of justice, bent on uncovering the truth.

That this investigator is not a professional but rather a working-class mother of three who develops an obsession with solving the case is what made this book so hard to put down. Therese Tang is a woman I’d like to get to know—gutsy and driven, there’s nothing this singular woman feels she can’t do, and she has the eclectic résumé to prove it. In her spare time she volunteers to help the police by looking under ditches and along remote roads for people who have been reported missing. Therese is used to dealing with distraught relatives during a search, until the day they start to look for Göran Lundblad and she has an unsettling interaction with his strange daughter and the daughter’s cold-eyed boyfriend who stares at her so intently. Like everyone else in town, she can’t shake the feeling that something about them isn’t right. But according to Swedish law, no body, no crime, so when the search turns up nothing, the case is closed. But not for Therese Tang…

- Liza Darnton, Editor


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A chilling true crime story of poisonous family secrets, love gone wrong, and a cold case that refused to stay buried…

In late summer of 2012, millionaire landowner Göran Lundblad went missing from his farm in Sweden. When a search yielded nothing, and all physical evidence had seemingly disappeared, authorities had little to go on—except a disturbing phone call five weeks later from Göran’s daughter Maria. She was sure that her sister, Sara, was somehow involved. At the heart of the alleged crime: Sara’s greed, her father’s land holdings, and his bitter feud with Sara’s idler boyfriend.

With no body, there was no crime—and the case went as cold and dark as the forests of southern Sweden. But not for Therese Tang. For two years, this case was her obsession.

A hard-working ex-model, mother of three, and Missing People investigator, Therese was willing to put her own safety at risk in order to uncover the truth. What she found was a nest of depraved secrets, lies, and betrayal. All she had to do now, in her relentless and dangerous pursuit of justice, was prove that it led to murder.

About the Author

Joakim Palmkvist worked for over two decades as a journalist and is one of Sweden's most experienced and well-known crime reporters. He has interviewed some of the country's most notorious criminals and lives under a protected identity after publishing accounts about the mafia and extremist groups on both the right and the left. Palmkvist lives in Malmö.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6277 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Publisher: AmazonCrossing (1 November 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07B3XN5C5
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,452 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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