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The Forgotten Dead

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A dark thriller set in the underworld of Europe, perfect for fans of I AM PILGRIM.

It’s night in Tarifa, on the southern coast of Spain. A woman sneaks ashore from a fishing boat, having miraculously escaped the waves after a nightmare ride over the channel. On the beach she founds a pair of gold shoes. She puts them on and disappears into the city.

At dawn, on the same beach, Terese Wallner a twenty year old hungover girl wakes up all alone. She’s on vacation in Spain and her one-time lover has left her. Her shoes are gone and so is the passport she had in her purse. She lurches down to the water and stumbles over the dead body of a man. He is later reported to be an illegal immigrant.

In New York, Alena Cornwall is trying to get hold of her husband, Patrick, a well-known freelance journalist, who is in Paris writing about human trafficking and slavery. Concerned for his safety, Ally faces her fear of enclosed spaces and boards a plane across the Atlantic to find him. This takes her on a journey through the dark heart of Europe, and into a confrontation with her own past.

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  • ISBN: 9780008171360
  • ISBN 10: 000817136X
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 08/01/2017
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC4: FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC5: FICTION / Thrillers / Political

The Forgotten Dead by Tove Alsterdal

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