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1222 meters above sea level and the worst snow storm in recent Norwegian history is raging. Marooned in a mountain pass and with night falling, 200 travellers are forced to abandon their snowbound train and decamp into a centuries-old mountain hotel. They ought to be safe from the storm here, But as dawn breaks one of them will be found dead, murdered. With the storm showing no sign of abating, it will be up to the forcibly retired police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen to find the culprit before they strike again. But Hanne has her own demons to overcome too. She has learned the hard way that truth comes at a price and sometimes that price isn't worth paying. Her pursuit of truth and justice has cost her the love of her life, a glittering career in the Police Department and the Ministry of Justice, and she is crippled by a bullet lodged in her spine. This is the first installment of a unique crime series that will move back in time, telling the story of a contradictory modern heroine, who although intelligent, well-educated and attractive isn't always at ease with herself or the modern world, and who doesn't always take the right path or make the right decisions.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 26mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Open Market Ed
  • 1848878109
  • 9781848878105
  • 49,046

About Anne Holt

Anne Holt spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department before founding her own law firm and serving as Norway's Minister for Justice in 1996/97. Her first book was published in 1993 and she has subsequently developed two series: the Hanne Wilhelmsen series and the Vik/Stubo series. Both series will be published by Corvus.

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Anne Holt is the latest crime writer to reveal how truly dark it gets in Scandinavia Val McDermid A pleasure from start to finish... a dazzling and classic crime story and a brilliant thriller Bokavisen, Norway A fascinating, extremely modern homage to the classic detective novel Der Spiegel, Germany Holt updates the classic locked-room-mystery with such bravado that on the last page the reader can only give a deep sigh of contentment Aamulehti, Finland A masterpiece in the genre, a real non-stop read Skanska Dagbladet, Sweden

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