Midwinter Sacrifice

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‘An investigation consists of a mass of voices, the sort you can hear, and the sort you can’t. You have to listen to the soundless voices, Malin. That’s where the truth is hidden.’

The snow covered all the tracks, as the killer knew it would. But it couldn’t hide the victim, the man who now hung naked from a lonely tree on a frozen plain.

Malin Fors is first on the scene. A thirty-one-year-old single mother, Malin is the most talented and ambitious detective on the Linkoping police force, but also the most unpredictable. She must lead the investigation while keeping her fractured life on the rails.

No one knows the identity of the dead man. Or perhaps no one ever wanted to know. When all the voices of the investigation have fallen silent, Malin can rely only on herself and her own instincts. And as she follows in the frigid wake of the killer, Malin begins to discover just how far the people in this small town are willing to go to keep their secrets buried.

(P)2011 Hodder & Stoughton

Critics Review

  • Don’t bother with Stieg Larsson, Kallentoft is better

    Magnus Utvik, Sweden's leading critic
  • One of the best-realised female heroines I’ve read by a male writer

    Guardian
  • The highest suspense

    Camilla Lackberg
  • He has a completely unique style, an exquisite narrative that you drink in with pleasure . . . I’m convinced: a crime novel doesn’t get much more beautiful than this

    Kristianstadsbladet
  • A gripping opening gambit . . . Investigating inspector Malin Fors is a feisty single mother, whose flaws are intriguing and endearing . . . The chillingly suspense-filled story works up to a truly stunning finale.

    Easy Living
  • Sharp writing and original insights add spice

    Literary Review

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