No 8 in the series about police inspector Malin Fors.
Will be published in UK, Australia and Canada January 2018
On an early morning in May a young man is found dead in a ditch next to Göta Kanal. He is naked, but the body bears no visible traces of violence and a strange silence prevails as Malin Fors and her colleagues arrive at the scene. It is as if all voices have been muffled.
The man is soon identified as Peder Åkerlund, a former Swedish democrat, excluded from the party for making racist remarks but since reformed. The autopsy shows that he has been murdered. And when 16 year-old Nadja Lundin is reported missing the same evening, possibly abducted, there are signs that suggest the two cases might be connected.
But do the victims have anything in common? And why were they chosen? Gradually, Malin Fors realises that they are dealing with someone who is playing a game with them, who speaks through murders and who will not be silenced. What is he or she trying to say? They are racing against the clock to find an answer. Nadja Lundin may still be alive.