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Publisher Description

A grisly torture-murder, a haunting northern Sweden backdrop, and a dark drama of twisted sexuality collide memorably in Åsa Larsson’s masterpiece of suspense—a tale of menace, hope, longing, and darkness beyond imagining.

The dead woman was found on a frozen lake, her body riddled with evidence of torture. Instantly, Inspector Anna-Maria Mella knows she needs help. Because the dead woman—found in workout clothes with lacy underwear beneath them—was a key player in a mining company whose tentacles reach across the globe. Anna-Maria needs a lawyer to help explain some things—and she knows one of the best.

Attorney Rebecka Martinsson is desperate to get back to work, to feel alive again after a case that almost destroyed her. Soon Rebecka is prying into the affairs of the dead woman’s boss, the founder of Kallis Mining, whose relationship with his star employee was both complex and ominous. But what Rebecka and Anna-Maria are about to uncover—a tangled drama of secrets, perversion, and criminality—will lay bare a tale as shocking as it is sad…about a man’s obsession, a woman’s lonely death, and a killer’s cold, cold heart.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 29
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

StanParry ,

A good read

A compelling story on a number of levels. Gruesome as you might expect from Larsson. Too many sub plots, but you don't lose track of the characters. 4 stars instead of five because some of the plots make the book seem padded. Good characters, plot and larger narrative. The middle seemed to slow down, but glad I finished it.

silver swan ,

The Black Path

It was hard to put this book down. It drags in middle and is too long but you want to stay until the end and you care for the characters. Silverswan

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