Inspector Anita Sundström is called away from Christmas with her mother to help investigate a domestic death. Her initial relief at escaping a dull festive season soon fades when she and sidekick, Hakim Mirza, find themselves dealing with a difficult case involving the murder of an unloved father and disliked neighbour. Though suspects and motives abound, they are having difficulty identifying the murder weapon. Has the killing something to do with the victim's past, or is the reason closer to home? It's not the Christmas Anita was anticipating, nor the conclusion she was expecting.
'In Anita Sundström, Torquil MacLeod is developing a Sarah Lund for our decade' Café Thinking
'For anyone who enjoys an intelligent, well-plotted police procedural.' Crimeworm
'Anita is a tough female protagonist.' Off the Shelf
'I adore the whole Swedish vibe. I could just move there and sit in a pub with Anita.' Northern Crime
'Sundström herself is a great creation.' Blue Book Balloon