**SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB STAR PICK** From the million-copy author of the Scandinavian sensation Victim Without a Face.
TWO COUNTRIES IN THE GRIP OF WINTER.
On the coldest day of the year, Sweden's Minister for Justice steps into a blizzard - and disappears. Who has taken him? That same night, across the Baltic Sea, a Danish celebrity is at her home, locked in and cut off from the snow. Then she hears footsteps in her living room. Who is in her house?
TWO KILLERS STALK THE STREETS.
The police are soon hunting two different murderers. One is a surgeon who carefully dissects his victims. The other is a brutal predator who targets random women. Police in Stockholm and Copenhagen are closing in on their suspects. But as winter darkens and more people die, their investigations begin to unravel.
SOMETIMES MURDER IS JUST THE BEGINNING...
From the same author as VICTIM WITHOUT A FACE.
'More gripping than Jo Nesbo, blacker than Stieg Larsson' TONY PARSONS.
'Atmospheric and complicated ... with great cop characters and some imaginatively grisly perps' SUNDAY TIMES (STAR PICK).
'Swedish crime writer of the year' BOOKS TO LOOK FOR IN 2017, IRISH TIMES.
'A gripping page-turner of the highest order' C.J. BOX.
'Epic in scale and ambition, this announces a new arrival in the Swedish crime galaxy' DAILY MAIL.
Stefan Ahnhem is a screenwriter, and has worked on adaptations of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series. He also serves on the board of the Swedish Writers Guild. He lives in Stockholm. Paul Norlen is an experienced translator of Swedish fiction. He was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize in 2004.