Author(s): Asa Larsson
A woman's body is found on a frozen lake, bearing the marks of grisly torture. Inspector Anna-Maria Mella knows she needs help with the case - the woman was a key player in a mining company whose tentacles reach across the globe. Lawyer Rebecka Martinsson is desperate to get back to work, to feel alive again after a case that almost destroyed her both physically and emotionally. Soon she is delving into the affairs of the victim's boss, the founder of Kallis Mining, whose relationship with the dead woman was complex and obsessive. Martinsson and Mella are about to uncover a dark and tangled drama of family secrets, twisted sexuality, and corruption on a massive scale. Set against a haunting, icy backdrop and packed with suspense, The Black Path is a menacing and evocative psychological crime novel.
Asa Larsson was born in 1966 and grew up in Kiruna, Sweden. She is a qualified lawyer and made her debut in 2003 with The Savage Altar, awarded the CWA International Dagger. Its sequel, The Blood Spilt, was chosen as Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2004. The Black Path is the third in the Rebecka Martinsson series. Marlaine Delargy has translated the novels of Asa Larsson and Johan Theorin, and is on the editorial board of the Swedish Book Review.