#1 Danish bestselling author Sara Blaedel, Denmarks Queen of Crime, returns with her new thriller featuring investigator Louise Rick.Following an extended leave, Louise Rick returns to work at the Special Search Agency, an elite missing persons unit. Shes assigned a case involving a 15-year-old, who vanished a week earlier. When she realizes he is the son of a butcher from Hvalsoe, she combines her personal investigation of her boyfriends long-ago death with her search for the missing teen. Louises investigation takes her on a journey back through time. She reconnects with figures from her past, including Kim, the principal investigator at the Holbaek Police Department, her former in-laws, fanatic ancient religion believers, and her longtime close friend, journalist Camilla Lind. As she moves through the small towns network of deadly connections, Louise unearths toxic truths left unspoken, and dangerous secrets.