On Sale: July 3, 2012
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Jealousy, obsession, and family honor have fatal
consequences for an immigrant community on the fringes of
seemingly idyllic Copenhagen society.
It was clearly no ordinary drowning. Inspector Louise Rick
is immediately called out to Holbraek Fjord when a young
immigrant girl is found in the watery depths, a piece of
concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular
patches on the back of her neck.
Her name was Samra, and Louise soon learns that her short
life was a sad story. Her father had already been charged
once with assaulting her and her mother, Sada, who makes it
clear that her husband would indeed be capable of killing
Samra if she brought dishonor to the family. But she
maintains that Samra hadn't done anything dishonorable. Then
why was she supposed to be sent back to Jordan? Samraís best
friend Dicte thinks it was an honor killing. A few days
later Dicte is discovered, bludgeoned to death, and Samra's
younger sister has gone missing.
Navigating the complex web of family and community ties in
Copenhagenís tightly knit ethnic communities, Louise must
find this remorseless predator, or predators, before it is
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