This one’s a relatively recent add to my TBR, but yet again, I’m grateful to this meme for reminding me how much I’d wanted to read it! It sounds just like the type of crime/mystery novel that’s right up my alley.
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Publication Date: Date
In Falkenberg, Sweden, the mutilated body of talented young jewelry designer Linnea Blix is found in a snow-swept marina. In Hampstead Heath, London, the body of a young boy is discovered with similar wounds to Linnea’s. Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1944. In the midst of the hell of the Holocaust, Erich Hebner will do anything to see himself as a human again. Are the two murders the work of a serial killer, and how are they connected to shocking events at Buchenwald? Emily Roy, a profiler on loan to Scotland Yard from the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, joins up with Linnea’s friend, French true-crime writer Alexis Castells, to investigate the puzzling case. They travel between Sweden and London, and then deep into the past, as a startling and terrifying connection comes to light.
It was actually an incredible review for Block 46‘s sequel, The Keeper, that put this series on my radar, but the first book sounds just as awesome. Dual timelines will always be my weak spot, especially ones that keep you guessing on how they’ll eventually collide and then take your breath away when they do. I’ve heard there are some great twists packed in here, and I’m already invested in the main characters in the present timeline who seem like an intriguing duo (a profiler and a crime writer!).
Has anyone else gotten their hands on this series? I’d love to hear more opinions!