The Killing Forest (Louise Rick series)
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Sara Blaedel, author of the #1 international bestseller The Forgotten Girls--which was roundly praised as "gripping" with "uncompromising realism" (Washington Post) and "tautly suspenseful" (BookPage)--returns with the thrilling next book in her series featuring police investigator Louise Rick.
until darkness fell to step out of hiding. He stood a few moments before sneaking over to the tree. He was in arm’s reach of the sack when he heard the car; it was close, very close. He ducked into some bushes, and instantly his clothes were soaked from the evening dew covering the long, thin leaves. He kept his face down while the car drove slowly by on the forest road. It stopped. A car door opened. Sune pressed himself even closer to the ground and lay perfectly still. A snail crawled up onto
show up, and the floodlights would blaze coldly down onto the old graves of the girls. She thought about the boy hiding somewhere out there. Maybe he’d left the area, but if not, the lights might flush him out. Or frighten him to death. 20 What the hell kind of place is this?” Nymand yelled after he’d stepped out of the car and peered down the rows of identical gravestones. “It’s a private graveyard from back when the old orphanage owned the forest,” Louise explained. She led Roskilde’s deputy
apparently not being good enough. Because if she had been worth loving, he wouldn’t have taken his life. She’d never understood what had happened that night, all those years ago. Not until Gamst spoke up. If he were telling the truth, Klaus hadn’t slipped the noose around his own neck. René Gamst was being held in Holbæk Jail. Shortly after his arrest, he had admitted to firing the two shots, and everyone knew he had shot to kill. The rapist had first broken into his home and assaulted his
and all the years she’d been saddled with guilt. About the reason she had treated Mik badly, and her anxiety about committing: Since Klaus’s death, she had entered relationships only halfheartedly. Louise knew this last confession hurt him, even though he tried to hide it. But she also sensed that he understood her better now. She described what happened after René’s revelation about Klaus: She had kicked the rifle out of his hands, twisted his arm around his back so violently that he had
family—you have to respect that.” “He doesn’t have the right to shit before we know where Jonas is!” Louise said. She jumped up and followed Eik, who was already out the door. 45 I have a weekend bag with a change of clothing in the car. Take my jogging pants—you can tighten the waist.” Eik shut Charlie in the back of the car while Louise walked to the front steps. The fire squad’s lieutenant stopped her. “I just need to get our shoes,” she explained. “They’re right inside.” Quickly, she