The body of a young woman who has been missing for two years turns up in a shallow grave. The burial site yields more evidence, too, of violent crimes committed decades ago. Can these crimes, separated by so much time, be related? Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues with the Stockholm police follow some very puzzling leads: a woman in a nursing home who hasn’t spoken a word in 30 years, a club of film critics, a prominent Swedish businessman. And why does the name of Fredrika’s lover seem to emerge at every turn? In fact, each of the investigators is obsessed with the case for personal reasons. You, too, will find yourself unable to let go until you understand everything, beginning to end.