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From internationally bestselling author Katrine Engberg, the series that is a “gripping addition to the Scandinavian crime fiction pantheon” (Oprah Daily) comes to a stunning conclusion as Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner rush to untangle a long-simmering mystery before a brutal killer strikes again.

Jeppe Kørner, on leave from the police force and nursing a broken heart, has taken refuge on the island of Bornholm for the winter. But when Jeppe lends a helping hand at the island’s local sawmill, he begins to realize that the island may not be the peaceful refuge it appears to be.

Back in Copenhagen, Anette Werner is tasked with leading the investigation into a severed corpse discovered on a downtown playground. As she follows the strange trail of clues, they all seem to lead back to Bornholm. With an innocent offer to check out a lead, Jeppe unwittingly finds himself in the crosshairs of a sinister mystery rooted in the past, forcing him to team up with Anette and a lonely island resident to help him unravel the Bornholm’s secrets before it’s too late.

With her signature “unforgettable characters and brilliant plot twists” (Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Katrine Engberg weaves a satisfying and white-knuckled finale to her “brazen and original” (The Toronto Star) Korner and Werner series.

About The Author

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A former dancer and choreographer with a background in television and theater, Katrine Engberg launched a groundbreaking career as a novelist with the publication of her fiction debut, The Tenant. She is now one of the most widely read and beloved crime authors in Denmark, and her work has been sold in over twenty-five countries. She lives with her family in Copenhagen.

About The Reader

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Malcolm Graeme has appeared on and off Broadway in Aida, The King and I, Lincoln Center's Hapgood, and M. Butterfly (National Tour). His television appearances include Law & Order, Follow the River, and Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (with Laurence Olivier). Film credits include A Further Gesture, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, and Reunion.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (February 7, 2023)
  • Runtime: 9 hours and 38 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797150857

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"Narrator Graeme Malcolm returns to perform this recently translated addition to the Kørner/Werner series. Malcolm engages listeners with an even-paced delivery that shifts among three points of view. Detective Jeppe Kørner is on leave, working as a lumberjack on Bornholm Island; Anette Werner, his partner, is tackling the case of a severed body found in two old suitcases in Copenhagen; and writer Esther de Laurenti, is on Bornholm to research a famous female anthropologist. Interspersed in Esther’s story are old letters written by the anthropologist. Malcolm effectively differentiates the personalities. The three characters’ stories merge for a well-performed atmospheric Nordic noir. Listeners will be fully engaged from the first chapter to the final reveals."

– AudioFile Magazine

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