A serial killer is on the loose in Norway - a killer of the worst kind. He is abducting children and murdering them - in an undetectable way that confounds the police. He then returns the child's body to the mother with a desperately cruel note: You Got What You Deserved. It is a perplexing and terrible case, and Police Superintendent Yngvar Stubo is the unlucky man in charge of finding the killer before he strikes again. There doesn't seem to be any clear connection between the victims, and with the mode of death so obscure, his job seems impossible. In desperation he decides to recruit legal researcher Inger Johanne Vik, a woman with an extensive knowledge and understanding of criminal history. So far the killer has abducted three children, but one child has not yet been returned to her mother. Is there a chance she is still alive...? This suspenseful and sophisticated crime novel is the first in a brand new series. Anne Holt's first series has sold over three million books, and this new book has already sold well over half a million copies in Europe.
Anne Holt is one of Europe's most popular and respected authors. She has worked as a lawyer, a Minister of Justice, an assistant district attorney, a TV news anchor and a journalist. She lives in Norway.