Detective Louise Rick is called to the scene of a brutal
murder in the early hours of the morning in the "red light"
district of Copenhagen, Denmark. Police assume the victim
is a prostitute, but there is no identification on her. And
no one in the area is talking. No one claims to have seen
or heard anything, at least not during the police
investigation. On the same morning, Camilla Lind is called
to the home of a local pastor. Her son, Markus, spent the
night with the pastor's son, and the boys discovered an
abandoned baby on their way to school, wrapped in a towel
and left just inside the church doors. Camilla calls
Louise, who has been her friend since high school, to come
to the scene at the church.
Frequently Louise and Camilla's careers cross paths,
getting involved in each other's professional lives.
Camilla is a crime writer for a local newspaper. Louise
shares with Camilla her early morning call to the scene of
the prostitute's heinous murder. Camilla is intrigued by
the brutal death and, being the investigative reporter she
is, decides to do a little snooping of her own. Her casual
questioning of a local drunk in connection with the
prostitute's death gets the drunk murdered in a similar
brutal fashion. And when a second baby is left at the
church, Camilla senses that all the deaths and the
abandoned babies are somehow linked.
Sara Blaedel is a seasoned writer of crime novels.
FAREWELL TO FREEDOM is a masterfully written story that
will pull you in and not let go. The plot moves swiftly,
but you are never quite sure where it is headed. Blaedel
keeps you in suspense until the very end. This is a story
about the lucrative business of human trafficking and crime
gangs in the Eastern European and Baltic countries. If you
are a fan of this genre, this is a must read for you.
A young womanâ€™s body is found on the street in
Vesterbro district, her throat slit, and the media is
clamoring for the grisly details. Detective Louise Rick is
investigating the gruesome murder when her friend, Camilla
Lind, calls. Louise assumes it is because Camilla, a crime
reporter on a morning paper, wants to be the first to hear
of any juicy new developments. Instead, her distraught
friend reveals that her ten year-old son found an
baby on his way to school. As Louise digs deeper into the
murder and the mysterious foundling, every clue uncovered
points to organized human trafficking from Eastern Europe,
run by ruthless gangsters who despise women and wonâ€™t
hesitate to kill anyone who gets in their way...