"Block 46" by Johana Gustawsson (English Edition)
Falkenberg, Sweden. The mutilated body of talented young jewellery designer, Linnea Blix, is found in a snow-swept marina.
Hampstead Heath, London. The body of a young boy is discovered with similar wounds to Linnea’s.
Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1944. In the midst of the hell of the Holocaust, Erich Hebner will do anything to see himself as a human again.
Are the two murders the work of a serial killer, and how are they connected to shocking events at Buchenwald?
Emily Roy, a profiler on loan to Scotland Yard from the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, joins up with Linnea’s friend, French true-crime writer Alexis Castells, to investigate the puzzling case. They travel between Sweden and London, and then deep into the past, as a startling and terrifying connection comes to light.
Plumbing the darkness and the horrific evidence of the nature of evil, Block 46 is a multi-layered, sweeping and evocative thriller that heralds a stunning new voice in French Noir.
‘A bold and intelligent read’ Laura Wilson, Guardian
‘Compelling’ Women’s Own
‘Dark, oppressive and bloody but it’s also thought-provoking, compelling and very moving’ Metro
‘A bold and audacious debut from a very talented writer. Heralds the beginning of a thrilling new series’ R J Ellory
‘A real page-turner, I loved it’ Martina Cole
’A great serial-killer thriller with a nice twist … first rate’ James Oswald
‘Cleverly plotted, simply excellent’ Ragnar Jónasson