Original title: Pimeän risteys
Author: Leena Lehtolainen
Genre: Crime & Suspense
Part of a series: Maria Kallio series
The City of Espoo is being menaced by the “Biris” gang that steals designer clothing, phones, and jewelry from other youth. One night, one of the members is stabbed to death, in a case which seems clear. Maria’s unit is investigating while being threatened by a cut in funding.
Maria’s home feels empty as her children have left the nest. An acquaintance contacts Maria regarding sexual harassment, and Maria tries to help - but her intervention seems to make things worse. And as a boy goes missing from a children’s home and Biris threatens with revenge, Maria has her hands full.
Finland’s answer to Henning Mankell.
Brigitte Magazine, Germany
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)