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The Forgotten Dead

About the Book

An unputdownable thriller set in the dark underbelly of Europe, perfect for fans of I AM PILGRIM.

Into the darkness they fall…

Tarifa, Spain. A man’s body washes up on the beach. No-one seems to care.

Patrick Cornwall is a highly acclaimed investigative journalist. His latest project: to uncover the plight of migrants trying to start new lives in Europe, and expose the corruption that runs to the highest levels of society.

Patrick’s wife, Ally, is used to Patrick being out of contact. But she’s just discovered she’s pregnant, and she must track him down. Unable to reach him and starting to worry, she flies across the ocean to get answers.

Still unable to find him, Ally delves into the secrets Patrick was determined to expose, and is drawn into an ever-deadlier web. Because in the dark underbelly of Europe, where lives are cheap, the perpetrators will stop at nothing to keep their sins hidden, and their victims forgotten…

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Critical Praise

‘Without a doubt , she is one of our best crime writers right now. Or rather, in short, one of the best writers right now’ Gunilla Wedding’ Norra Skåne

"Has all the characteristics of the Scandinavian crime novel – the suspense, the literary quality, the critical view on society – but with a global perspective. The Swedish critics are right: this is an international thriller of the highest standard." Liza Marklund

"A complex topic is condensed into this book with great finesse. Nothing is missing and nothing can be added. The balance is perfect. This first novel by Tove Alsterdal is a total success and the translation of her second book is already eagerly awaited." Huffington Post/ Canada

“A captivating debut!" Der Standard/Germany

"Alsterdal is a gift to crime novel lovers." Søndag

"If you are only going to read one Swedish crime novel this summer, read Women On The Beach by Tove Alsterdal.” 6 stars out of 6, Berlingske Tidende/Denmark

"A thrilling, insightful and very well written story." Göteborgsposten

"The narrative is outstanding, making readers absorbed in the story and never letting them go. I would say she is one of the biggest debut authors this year".Sadamichi Sakai, Mystery Syndicate

Praise for Tove Alsterdal:

"Tove Alsterdal combines deeply poignant family stories with political thriller. The topics never get dull or didactive and she has an instinctive feeling when she writes about people, about love, guilt, loss and reconciliation. She writes with a light pen, and one travels through the story effortlessly. It is so worth every minute of the time it actually takes to read a book. She is the John le Carré of Sweden." Åsa Larsson

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008158996
  • ISBN 10: 0008158991
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 08/10/2017
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC4: FICTION / Thrillers / Political
  • BISAC5: FICTION / Thrillers / Crime

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