The overseas bestselling novelist and Denmark’s “Queen of Crime,” Sara Blaedel is “entertaining all of the approach” (Politiken) during this suspense-packed mystery that includes her acclaimed detective heroine Louise Rick.
An on-line flirtation could have terrible effects, as Detective Inspector Louise Rick discovers whilst she is named to an idyllic Copenhagen local the place a tender girl has been left sure and gagged after a profoundly brutal rape assault. Susanne Hansson met her rapist on a well-liked relationship site; fearing the assailant is trolling the location for his subsequent goal, Louise is set to chop him off on the cross. yet then a brand new sufferer is found—dead this time—and the case turns into much more advanced whilst Susanne makes an attempt suicide. From scanning likely blameless singles’ profiles to exploring a electronic window at the city’s darkish and unsafe nightlife, to knowing a mother-daughter dating, Louise races to discover the surprising fact in the back of the crimes.
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He shook his head and grew to become the corners of his mouth down discreetly. “It’s going to be a protracted evening, yet I’d be a jerk if I didn’t no less than flirt again a little,” he acknowledged, letting his eyes wander throughout the crowd. “And it’s much more horrifically dull status outdoors. ” He jumped as a couple of woman fingers coated his eyes from in the back of, pulling his physique again into an include. He speedy spun round and located himself head to head with Camilla, who used to be just a couple of inches shorter than him. “Hi! ” Camilla crooned. Lars appeared bashful, yet smiled. they'd met a number of occasions at police headquarters, and after he’d turn into Louise’s accomplice, Camilla had extra him to her record of police sources—which he post with, good-naturedly. really, he looked as if it would like her, and his surprising assault of shyness basically drove the purpose domestic to Louise. “Do you might have lots of people the following? ” Camilla requested inquisitively, taking a look round. Louise overlooked the query, as a substitute asking Camilla the place Henning used to be. “Oh, he simply needed to choose up his brother, yet i feel they’ll be the following in a bit,” she stated, creating a face at Louise. “I’ll introduce you! ” Louise smiled, after which remembered how Peter had accused her of now not accepting the truth that Camilla desired to discover a guy and begin a kinfolk. So she moved quickly so as to add that she used to be excited and looking out ahead to assembly them. yet anything within the approach she acknowledged it wasn’t absolutely convincing, and he or she might inform that Camilla had picked up on that. “I’m simply going to head the bathroom,” Susanne stated, interrupting the marginally annoying surroundings that Louise’s assertion. “Aren’t you speculated to be at paintings? ” Louise requested Camilla, altering the subject once more. Camilla nodded and acknowledged, “I’m really searching for the development organizer. i would like to interview him in short as a part of the tale I’m doing in this complete phenomenon. ” They parted methods whilst Camilla noticed the photographer she had arrived with, and Louise beginning taking a look round for Susanne. where used to be PACKED. LOUISE attempted to maintain an eye fixed ON LARS’S again as he disappeared into the group to look the room yet another time. She stuck sight of Susanne’s brief, darkish hair via the door resulting in the restrooms. Louise saved her eyes expert on Susanne, that is why she spotted the second one Susanne’s eyes locked onto whatever. She observed Susanne falter for a moment after which stiffen. Louise fast appeared over to work out who had prompted Susanne’s reaction, however it was once difficult to inform who she used to be . Louise all started pushing her means during the crowd, attempting in useless to make eye touch with Susanne. frustrated, she compelled her means during the crowds blocking off her method and missed the grumbling reviews she provoked. There he used to be. Louise stopped brief whilst she observed his wavy collar-length hair. He used to be chatting with ladies she expected to be of their past due twenties. Then he became midway round, and his profile used to be so transparent that the adrenaline begun pounding via her veins. She desired to run over to the go out and alert the workforce open air, yet didn’t dare go away Susanne.