Lina Bengtsdotter is back with the anticipated follow-up to her award-winning bestseller Annabelle.
Autumn. Detective Inspector Charlie Lager is back in Stockholm after finishing the investigation in Gullspång. She’s trying to put what happened behind her, and is already invested in a complicated, new case when she receives a phone call from her friend, Susanne. Susanne is in a deep crisis, so Charlie takes time off to go back to Gullspång and help her in any way she can.
Lately, Charlie has been having strange, oddly-detailed nightmares about walks with her mother Betty at an old manor house outside of Gullspång. She must have seen it as a child, but why can’t she remember?
Charlie then discovers an old article about a girl who went missing thirty years ago, Francesca Mild, who lived at the same manor that keeps appearing in Charlie’s dreams. The case immediately sparks something in her, and she starts looking into the disappearance. She will soon discover that not everyone appreciates her efforts, and someone out there seems willing to do whatever it takes to keep the truth from coming out.