'Anne Holt is the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction.' Jo NesbSelma Falck has hit rock bottom. Having lost everything - her husband, her children and her high-flying job as a lawyer - in quick succession, she is holed up alone in a dingy apartment. That is until Jan Morell - the man who is to blame for her downfall - rings her doorbell, desperate to overturn a doping accusation against his daughter, Hege - Norway's best female skier. He'll drop his investigation into Selma, but only if she'll help... With just weeks until the Olympic qualifying rounds, clearing Hege's name, and getting Selma's own life back on track, seems impossible.But when an elite male skier is found dead in suspicious circumstances, the post-mortem showing a link to Hege's case, it becomes clear to Selma that there is a sinister web of lies, corruption and scandals lurking in this highly competitive sport. As time starts to runs out, another person is found dead, and Selma realizes that her own life is at risk...'Step aside, Stieg Larsson, Holt is the queen of Scandinavian crime thrillers.' Red Magazine
ANNE HOLT is Norway's bestselling female crime writer. She spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department before founding her own law firm and serving as Norway's Minster for Justice between 1996 and 1997. She is published in 30 languages with over 6 million copies of her books sold.
Anne Holt is the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction.
Lively, unusual and persuasive. Holt writes with the command we have come to expect from the top Scandinavian writers.
Anne Holt is a thriller writer of the highest order.
Step aside, Stieg Larsson, Holt is the queen of Scandinavian crime thrillers.