Marked for Life

A Nordic Crime Novel

by Emelie Schepp

On Sale: 06/14/2016

Marked for Life

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Marked for Life

A Nordic Crime Novel

by Emelie Schepp

On Sale: 06/14/2016


About the Book

A New York Times Book Review Must Read!



When the head of the migration board is shot dead, no shortage of suspects arise, including his wife. But no one expects to find mysterious, child-size fingerprints inside his childless home.

Public prosecutor Jana Berzelius steps in to lead the investigation. Young, brilliant, but emotionally cold, Jana, like her famous prosecutor father, won’t be intimidated by threats. She is steely, aloof, impenetrable. That is, until the body of a boy is found dead on a deserted beach… and with him, the murder weapon that killed the official.

Berzelius is drawn deeper into the case when she recognizes something familiar on his small, scarred body. Cut deep into his flesh are familiar initials that scream child trafficking and trigger in her a flash of memory from her own dark childhood. Her connection to this boy has been carved with a deliberate malice that penetrates her soul.

Now, to protect her own horrific hidden past, she must find the real suspect behind these murders and uncover the heart of an insidious child-trafficking ring before the police do.

International bestselling author Emelie Schepp introduces us to the enigmatic, unforgettable Jana Berzelius in this first novel of a suspenseful, chilling trilogy.

Critical Praise

“In her trilogy about an aloof... public prosecutor with a hidden past, Schepp takes on such thorny issues as class prejudice, exploitation and broken trust. Must Read Marked for Life—”
                                         --New York Times Book Review

“Swedish author Schepp makes her US debut with this stellar first in a crime trilogy... an unflinching multilayered plot loaded with surprises.”                                   --Publishers Weekly starred review

“Schepp's fast-paced thriller, with the draw of a ninja-strong female lead, has enough adrenaline to make a good night's sleep a near impossibility.” -- Booklist

“Emelie Schepp's plot complexity is worthy of a Nesbo or Kepler.” -- DAST magazine -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780778319566
  • ISBN 10: 0778319563
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 06/14/2016
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:29.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime

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