• by Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by Robert Glenister
  • 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No witnesses.
Twelve-year-old Josy has an inexplicable illness. She vanishes without a trace from her doctor's office during treatment. Four years later Josy's father, psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, has withdrawn himself to an isolated North Sea island in order to deal with the tragedy.
No body.
Then he's paid a surprise visit by a beautiful stranger. Anna Glass is a novelist who suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: All the characters she creates for her books become real to her. In her last novel she has written about a young girl with an unknown illness who has disappeared without a trace.
Where is his daughter?
Can Anna's delusions describe Josy's last days?
Reluctantly Viktor agrees to take on her therapy in a final attempt to uncover the truth behind his daughter's disappearance. But very soon these sessions take a dramatic turn as the past is dragged back into the light - with terrifying consequences.


What the Critics Say

"Spine-chilling...masterful...brilliant." (The Times)
"The eponymous killer is even nastier than he sounds in this superior German thriller." (Daily Telegraph)
"Dazzling." (The Sunday Times on Splinter)


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Gets better with hindsight

Intense story which demands to be consumed in one or two sittings. Bears some resemblance to a couple of films but a great psychological chiller that actually improves when you think back over it. Only criticisms would be its unnecessarily visceral moments and the French episode.
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- Sararara


Glenister does his usual and delivers a great performance. The story lets it down, overlong and slightly disappointing compared to the three other books by Fitzek, which are excellent.
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- Mark ODuffy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios