In Akershus University Hospital, a patient disappears. In the evening, his body is found in a basement box-room with its throat cut. When retired forensic pathologist Jennifer Plåterud is called in to examine the dead man, she has no idea of how closely she is involved in the murder herself. In the merciless light of summer, she is gradually forced to grasp the connections she would have preferred to ignore.
This is a psychologically tense, closed-room crime story set in a Norwegian hospital, but with links to the Balkan wars in the 1990s, the Rosengård gangs in the Swedish city of Malmö and Torkil Damhaug's own world of characters from the fashionable Romerrike district near Oslo.
‘Intricate and solid ‘gourmet crime’ from Damhaug with an internationally spanning plot, sown together with surgical precision.’
‘Torkil Damhaug is an ambitious writer, he wants something more than just telling a readable story.’