The Darkest Day

Swedish title: Människa utan hund

Series: The Barbarotti Series

Category: Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers

Pub date: 07-04-2006

Format: 500 pages

The Darkest Day

Håkan Nesser

When family secrets are revealed

It is December in Kymlinge and the Hermansson family gather to celebrate a 105th birthday party – dad Karl-Erik is turning 65, his eldest daughter Ebba, 40.

But nothing goes according to plan. On the night before the big celebration, Robert, Karl Erik’s son and something of a celebrity after appearing in a successful reality show, decides to take a walk – and is never seen again. The following evening, Ebba’s son Henrik also disappears without a trace.

The peculiar case falls to Gunnar Barbarotti, a Detective Inspector of Italian extraction. Could the disappearance of two members of the same family, from the same address, in the space of twenty-four hours really be a coincidence? Is there some sort of plan? Is there a connection?

To solve the mysterious chain of events, Barbarotti must uncover the dysfunctional family’s darkest secrets and make the invisible visible – not without finding himself wishing that he had a benevolent higher force to turn to in these most difficult moments.

MAN WITHOUT DOG is the first novel in Håkan Nesser’s Barbarotti quintet.

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