A man starts a double life after a secret lottery win. But he can't know just how sour his new life will turn . . .
Hakan Nesser is one of Sweden's most popular crime writers, receiving numerous awards for his novels featuring Inspector Van Veeteren, including the European Crime Fiction Star Award (Ripper Award), the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize (three times) and Scandinavia's Glass Key Award. His Van Veeteren series is published in over twenty-five countries and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. In addition to the popular Van Veeteren series, his other books include the psychological thriller The Living and the Dead in Winsford and The Barbarotti series. Hakan Nesser lives in Gotland with his wife, and spends part of each year in the UK.
The godfather of Swedish crime * Metro *
Told with wry humour and compassion, Nesser has four more Barbarotti stories to come - cherish them all -- Daily Mail on The Darkest Day
A master of suspense * Sunday Times *
In an exemplary translation by Sarah Death, this tangled tale of guilt and betrayal whets the appetite for translations of the other Barbarotti novels -- Financial Times on The Darkest Day
One of the best of the Nordic Noir writers * Guardian *
One of Sweden's best crime writers * Mail on Sunday *