Original title: Kauna
Author: Max Seeck
Genre: Crime & Suspense
Part of a series: Jessica Niemi series
Winner of the Glass Key Award 2023!
The third installment in the NYT-bestselling series – Published in the US on February 7, 2023!
A prominent business executive Eliel Zetterborg is found brutally murdered in his home in Helsinki. The company he led has just announced drastic cutbacks and Zetterborg gained hundreds of enemies and death threats in the process.
But the murder motive become less clear, when the police finds out that the murderer had other targets as well. The only clue the police has is a photo of Zetterborg with three other men, whose faces are all scratched off. Who are the faceless men, and why can't the police identify them? Are they other victims? Or something more sinister?
While Jessica Niemi suffers from a mental breakdown after her encounter with the witch coven, Jusuf gets a chance to lead the investigations and prove his skills as a police officer, while helping Jessica battle her demons that seem to come closer and closer…
An intricate, beautifully written, character-driven page-turner with some shocking twists.
– Kirkus reviews
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
ARABIC: Arab Scientific Publishers
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe
HUNGARY: Animus Kiadó Kft.
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
NETHERLANDS: A.W. Bruna
SWEDEN: Albert Bonniers Förlag
USA & CANADA: Berkley / Penguin Random House