The third psychological mystery in the Oslo Crime Files, a tense and dark quartet of thrillers for fans of Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo.
A man obsessed with the cleansing power of fire is destroying everything that reminds him of his youth. He calls himself the Fire Man.
That same Easter, a teenager is threatened by his girlfriend's tradition-bound family. Karsten's attempts to protect himself put him and his sister Synne at even greater risk. Then he disappears all together.
Eight years later, Synne is determined to find out what happened that night. But her investigation will ignite smouldering and dangerous memories.
And the Fire Man is still there, waiting, and watching her search for the truth at every step...
A novel about blame and guilt, about revenge and rage, about fantasies and frustrations - there are many powerful emotions and experiences in wait for the reader, too... Not a novel to pass up—Dagbladet
Torkil Damhaug distinguishes himself through his attention-grabbing depictions of places and personalities. He has now taken his place in the top ranks of Norwegian crime fiction writers—Aftenposten
The book delivers surprises up to the very last moment ... Damhaug knows the art of telling a spellbinding crime story—Jyllands-Posten, Denmark 3
One of the best-written and nerve-wracking works of crime fiction in a long time—Dagens Næringsliv
Nothing is as it seems in this sleek and cunning thriller. The first in a series called the Oslo Crime Files, it is a more than promising debut—Evening Standard
Damhaug's new thriller is an exciting, original and disturbing novel with intriguing nuance and depth—VG
Damhaug sneaks right up to the cutting edge with his new thriller—Dagsavisen
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