|Pages/Publication Date:||288 / 2019|
When a six-year-old girl disappears and calling the police isn't an option, her desperate mother Pernilla turns to an unlikely source for help: Kouplan, an Iranian dissident living in hiding, waiting for the day he can legally apply for asylum, and hoping for news of his brother who vanished back in Iran. In this series debut by Sweden's Sara Lövestam, Kouplan's the perfect PI to help the distraught mother, but something in Pernilla's story doesn't add up. She might need help that he can't offer, and a little girl's life hangs in the balance.
"A delightfully quirky mystery.... In Lövestam's remarkable hands, this enigmatic pair lures readers in, slowly, one detail at a time."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)