No 14 of the bestselling Gotland series
Over 5 million copies sold across the series in Sweden alone!
A storm brews during the offshore sailing race around Gotland. Suddenly, one of the favourites in the race suffers a broken mast and is forced to take cover in a sheltered bay. But they find no respite there. On the shore lies a dead man, gagged and bound and with a fractured skull.
The series is set on the picturesque island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, south of Stockholm, with a landscape renowned for its spectacular scenery and wild weather. The isolation of the island provides the perfect setting for a crime series that plays on the hair-raising feeling that even when you’re alone, someone is watching you.
The series follows inspector Anders Knutas, who works for the Visby police, where he has been in service for thirty years. He has an ailing marriage, and harbours secret feelings for his colleague, Karin Jacobsson, a bundle of energy who is strangely secretive about her private life.
Together, Knutas and Jacobsson investigate the violent crimes that take them into the secluded homes and dark secrets of the locals on Gotland, whom they serve to protect.
‘Add Jungstedt to the list of Scandinavian crime writers proficient at creating a dark mood for a complex whodunit featuring characters with genuine depth.’ — Publishers Weekly
‘One of Scandinavia’s best crime writers.’ — The Times