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It starts with a drunk man killing a boy as he hits him with his car. Thinking no one has seen him, he feels he's off the hook. Until he receives a message telling him that the sender knows what he's done, and unless he pays him a ransom, to be left in a bag at a secluded men's room, he'll squeal. The killer does as instructed, but as he sees a young man leave with said bag, he then kills the young man.

©2016 Hakan Nesser. Translation copyright © 2012 by Laurie Thompson. Recorded by arrangement with Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"[Narrator Simon] Vance makes the most of a whodunit that mixes the intrigue of blackmail with an array of frustrated detectives. Listeners will lean in to see the villains get their due." ( AudioFile)

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Interesting Story - Love Simon Vance

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Easy book to listen too - great for a long drive. I love listening to Simon Vance.

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One of Hakan's best.

Superb narration, nothing short of what's expected from Vance. Character development was spot on.

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  • Claudia
  • BONITA SPRINGS, FL, United States
  • 03-07-16

Always compelling

Nesser never disappoints. This one was interesting from the beginning when the bad guy started killings, first by accident and the rest for covering up.

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The best yet...

The changing perspectives of narration and the increasingly intriguing plot kept my attention the entire time. Can't wait for the next book in English.