Author(s): Anne Holt
A TV talk-show star is found murdered in her home, her tongue removed and left near to the body. When a second body, that of a prominent politician, is discovered crucified soon after, Superintendent Adam Stubo is called in to lead the investigation of both murders. Unable to establish whether these two gruesome slayings are linked, or what the meaning is behind the manner of death, Stubo calls in his psychologist wife Johanne Vik to help. As Vik reviews the crimes she begins to see a pattern that chills her to the core. If her theory is correct then more killings will follow, and the spree will end in the murder of the investigating officer: Adam Stubo. The second instalment in the sensationally gripping Vik/Stubo series.
Johanne Vik and Adam Stubo set out to solve a series of celebrity killings in a gripping thriller from Norway's bestselling female crime writer.
Anne Holt is the Godmother of Norwegian crime fiction. -- Jo Nesbo Lively, unusual and persuasive. Holt writes with the command we have come to expect from the top Scandinavian writers. The Times Anne Holt is a thriller writer of the highest order. -- Liza Marklund Step aside, Stieg Larsson, Holt is the queen of Scandinavian crime thrillers. Red Magazine
Anne Holt is Norway's bestselling female crime writer. She spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department before founding her own law firm and serving as Norway's Minster for Justice between 1996 and 1997. She is published in 30 languages with over 7 million copies of her books sold.