Hailed as Germany's Patricia Highsmith, Petra Hammesfahr has written more than twenty crime and suspense novels, and also writes scripts for film and television. She has won numerous literary prizes, including the Crime Prize of Wiesbaden and the Rhineland Literary Prize. Her breakthrough novel, The Sinner, was a major critical and commercial success internationally, including in Germany, where it stayed on the bestseller list for more than fifteen months. The Sinner has been adapted for television as a limited series on USA starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman.
"The Sinner is unnerving and weird and guaranteed to stick with you weeks later." --Sarah Weinman "Hauntingly insightful and sensitive." --The Guardian "Delightfully unsettling." --The Telegraph "The best psychological suspense novel I have read all year . . . a brilliant study of a woman driven to the edge of madness." --Sunday Telegraph "[A] complex, disturbing, and fast-paced psychological thriller." --Booklist "This novel by one of Germany's most successful crime writers is wonderfully written, gripping, full of psychological insight." --Literary Review "Petra Hammesfahr's The Sinner demonstrates why she is one of Germany's bestselling writers of crime and psychological thrillers. It's grim, delves deep into the human psyche, and keeps you gripped." --The Times (London)