Christian Thydell's dream has come true. His debut vel, The Mermaid, has been published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever? When crime writer Erica Falck, who helped Christian discover and develop his talents, learns he has been receiving anymous threats, she investigates t just the messages but also the young author mysterious past. Then, one of Christian's closet friends, Magnus, goes missing. Erica's husband, Detective Patrik Hedstrom, has his worst suspicions confirmed as the mind-games aimed at Christian become a disturbing reality. Christian's group of friends-a gang of four from childhood-is a tangled web of relationships, love triangles, and family secrets that Erica and Patrick must unravel in order to discover what really happened to Magnus and who is still threatening Christian. But, with the victims themselves concealing evidence, the investigation is going where. Is their silence driven by fear or guilt? What is the secret they would rather die to protect than live to see revealed?
Camilla Lackberg is an international bestselling author renowned for her brilliant contemporary psychological thrillers. Her novels have been sold to fifty-five countries around the world with translations into thirty-seven languages. She has sold over ten million copies of her novels and was one of Europe's bestselling authors last year. Her previous books include The Drowning, The Hidden Child, The Stonecutter, and The Stranger, which are all available from Pegasus Crime. Camilla lives in Stockholm.