The second book in Dolores Redondo's atmospheric Baztan trilogy, featuring Inspector Amaia Salazar. With masterful storytelling and a detective to rival Sarah Lund, this Spanish bestselling series has taken Europe by storm.
IT TAKES JUST ONE WORD TO STIR THE GHOSTS OF THE PAST
A year after arresting Jason Medina for the rape and murder of his step-daughter, Detective Inspector Amaia Salazar has one last duty to complete before starting her maternity leave - attending Medina's trial.
When the trial is suddenly called off, Amaia is appalled. But the judge had no choice. Jason Medina has committed suicide, leaving behind a cryptic note addressed to Amaia: the single word `Tarttalo'.
To unravel the truth behind this obscure reference to Basque mythology, Amaia must return once again to the Baztan valley, her family home and the place where she feels most vulnerable. As the investigation becomes more complicated and more personal, those closest to Amaia will be placed in mortal danger...
Dolores Redondo was born in Donostia-San Sebastian in 1969, where she studied Law and Gastronomy. Her novel, The Invisible Guardian, was published in Spain in 2013, with rights sold in thirty-one languages. It was chosen as `Best Crime Novel of the Year' by the major Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia and over 1,000,000 readers turned the Detective Inspector Amaia Salazar series into one of Spain's biggest literary successes in recent years. The Legacy of the Bones is the second book in the series and went straight to No.1 in Spain. The film adaptation is currently being developed by the producer of The Killing and Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. Dolores Redondo currently lives and writes in the Ribera Navarra area of Spain.