A cool-headed profiler and a glamorous writer joined by a shared obsession with serial killers
Falkenberg, Sweden. Police superintendent Bergström finds the frozen naked body of a woman at Olofsbo beach.
London. A renowned profiler, the taciturn Emily Roy investigates a series of murders of children whose savagely mutilated bodies present the same wounds as the Swedish victim: the throat torn out, the eyes removed, and a mysterious Y carved on one arm.
A strange thing for a serial killer, to change both the type of prey and the hunting grounds... or is it in fact a pair of psychopaths at work?
The numerous questions raised by the two cases send Emily Roy to Sweden, where she meets an old acquaintance, the tenacious Alexis Castells, a French writer who specialises in serial killers.
These two women with opposite personalities will have to chase killers as elusive as they are perverse. A pursuit that will lead them to the atrocities that took place in Buchenwald in 1944.
'Emily Roy and Alexis Castells make a terrific, original duo. They have a future.' THE TIMES
'A bold and intelligent read.' THE GUARDIAN
‘A powerful movie-like thriller with amazing characters. You won’t be able to put it down.' TELE POCHE
NOUVELLE PLUME D'ARGENT 2016
PRIX DU BALAI DE LA DECOUVERTE 2016
PRIX MARSEILLAIS DU POLAR 2017