Author(s): Mons Kallentoft
'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.
'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' -- Kristian Stadsbladet
Mons grew up in a working-class household in the provincial town of Linkoping, Sweden, where the Malin Fors series is set.Before becoming a writer, he worked in journalism and is also a keen food critic.His first novel, Pesetas, was awarded the Swedish equivalent of the Whitbread Award.He has been married to Karolina for over 20 years, and they live in Stockholm with their daughter and son.