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You've got no idea what you're dredging up. You're going to ruin everything.
The past is not going to stay buried in this unputdownable crime novel, the first in a series featuring Detective Hanna Duncker. Fans of Ragnar Jonasson and Ann Cleeves will be gripped by this moving and atmospheric crime novel, already a bestseller in Sweden.
Hanna Duncker has returned to the remote island she spent her childhood on and to the past that saw her father convicted for murder. In a cruel twist of fate her new boss is the policeman who put him behind bars.
On her first day on the job as the new detective, Hanna is called to a crime scene. The fifteen-year-old son of her former best friend has been found dead and Hanna is thrown into a complex investigation set to stir up old ghosts.
Not everyone is happy to have the daughter of Lars Duncker back in town. Hanna soon realises that she will have to watch her back as she turns over every stone to find the person responsible...
Police detective Hanna Duncker, the heroine of Swedish author Mo's welcome English-language debut and series launch, has just moved from Stockholm to Kalmar on the island of land, near where she grew up. Hanna's first case on the local force is the murder of the 15-year-old son of one of her childhood friends. Flashbacks to the victim's last day illuminate the troubled teen's life, and Mo does a good job portraying a host of people with long memories, resentments, and a penchant for gossip. Hanna's fraught personal history adds depth: her father was found guilty of a particularly violent crime when she was a girl, and the story may be deeper than the facts suggest. The plot moves slowly at times, lingering, for example, on minor characters like Duncker's insipid new partner, Erik Lindgren, but readers will readily engage with Hanna, a no-nonsense, dogged, and thoughtful investigator. Mo is off to a strong start. Agent: Kaisa Palo, Ahlander Agency (Sweden).