'An intense journey, with an intricate plot and overall a satisfying conclusion ... Ahnhem is a debut author who has already mastered atmosphere, pacing and intrigue' Crime Review. 'Dark, scary and intensely creepy' RTE Guide. 'A very good read that will chill you to the bone' Canberra Weekly. 'A very complex novel ... gripping, graphic and gruesome' Woman's Way. 'Masterful plot, grisly murders and chilling suspense' Better Reading. 'A tightly plotted, page-turner of a crimefest, with just enough gore to keep things ticking along ... Scandi crime fans are in for a treat with this one' Connaught Telegraph. 'It's time for most Scandinavian crime novelists to step aside and for readers of such to look up. Stefan Ahnhem has arrived and he's terrifically compelling ... A gripping page-turner of the highest order' C.J. Box. 'Ahnhem's story is as bleak as the depths of a Nordic winter, as gory as a charnel house, and as far removed from the concept of Scandinavian hygge comfort as can be imagined, but still grips like a vice' Belfast Telegraph. 'Grips like a vice' Irish Independent. 'Swedish crime writer of the year. Bliss' 'Books to Look For' - Irish Times. 'Atmospheric and complicated ... with great cop characters and some imaginatively grisly perps' Star Pick - The Sunday Times. 'More gripping than Jo Nesbo, blacker than Stieg Larsson and more bleakly human than Henning Mankell' Tony Parsons.
The stunning prequel to Victim Without a Face.
TWO COUNTRIES IN THE GRIP OF WINTER.
On the coldest day of the year, Sweden's Minister for Justice steps into a blizzard – and disappears. Who has taken him? That same night, across the Baltic Sea, a Danish celebrity is at her home, locked in and cut off from the snow. Then she hears footsteps in her living room. Who is in her house?
TWO KILLERS STALK THE STREETS.
The police are soon hunting two different murderers. One is a surgeon who carefully dissects his victims. The other is a brutal predator who targets random women. Police in Stockholm and Copenhagen are closing in on their suspects. But as winter darkens and more people die, their investigations begin to unravel.
SOMETIMES MURDER IS JUST THE BEGINNING...
REVIEWS FOR STEFAN AHNHEM:
'Atmospheric and complicated [...] with great cop characters and some imaginatively grisly perps' Sunday Times (star pick).
'More gripping than Jo Nesbo, blacker than Stieg Larsson and more bleakly human than Henning Mankell' Tony Parsons.
'Epic in scale and ambition' Daily Mail.
'An intense journey, with an intricate plot ... Ahnhem has mastered atmosphere, pacing and intrigue' Crime Review.
'Masterly plotting, grisly murders and chilling suspense: Stefan Ahnhem keeps the threads of this complex, two-country narrative pulled tense' Better Reading.