Author: Lotte Hammer, Søren Hammer
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: July 04, 2017
One day in early spring a small group of people are driving a dark blue Audi to a remote hunting cottage in a forest north of Copenhagen. In the car is a young African woman, a prostitute. The woman is not delivering to the clients, as she is expected to, and must therefore be punished. But the brutal punishment goes terribly wrong, and when the young woman dies, her body is hidden in a nearby lake.
Only by coincidence her remains are found by a straying hunting dog. No one knows who she is and no one has reported her missing. After months of fruitless investigation by the local police the case is handed over to Konrad Simonsen. Konrad and his team follow the few leads from the unknown girl, and it soon turns out that she is the key to a world of trafficking, prostitution and violence. A world where everything comes with a price and no mistakes go unpunished. A world where the upper class is deeply connected to human trafficking. And where everyone knows how to keep a secret. Konrad’s investigation leads them to suspect the manager of the nearby manor house, who turns out to be linked to several gruesome – and unsolved – cases of assault and rape. But there is a lot more to the case and the investigation is turned upside down when a young, beautiful woman suddenly appears to play a central part. Her name is Benedikte Lerche-Leth, she was also in the car that day where the young African woman was killed – and she has her very own agenda.