A dysfunctional family go into meltdown when two members go missing one snowy night.
Hakan Nesser is one of Sweden's most popular crime writers, receiving numerous awards for his novels featuring Inspector Van Veeteren, including the European Crime Fiction Star Award (Ripper Award), the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize (three times) and Scandinavia's Glass Key Award. His Van Veeteren series is published in over twenty-five countries and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Hakan Nesser lives in Gotland with his wife, and spends part of each year in the UK.
Barbarotti has to disentangle years of bad blood and resentment to
get to the heart of a thrillingly complex case -- Joan Smith *
Sunday Times *
Told with wry humour and compassion, Nesser has four more Barbarotti stories to come - cherish them all -- Geoffrey Wansell * Daily Mail *
In an exemplary translation by Sarah Death, this tangled tale of guilt and betrayal whets the appetite for translations of the other Barbarotti novels -- Barry Forshaw * Financial Times *
A top-notch investigation into some grisly goings-on, courtesy of his latest crime-fighting duo Barbarotti and Backman * Riveting Reads *
Fiendishly complex . . . Just the thing for a winter afternoon * Metro *