Detective Kjeld Nygaard Series (Book 2)

* 2022 ITW Best eBook Nominee *

HQ Digital (15 September 2021)

They survived once. Can he save them this time?

When Detective Kjeld Nygaard is called to the discovery of a body in the burnt-out shell of a house, his heart sinks. He never wanted to see this house again. The house of a notorious serial killer. The house where he rescued Louisa Karlsson from being murdered.

But when they discover the body is in fact Louisa, the mystery deepens. It can’t be the old serial killer. He’s dead.

Then another body is found, again killed in the exact place where Kjeld saved them from another murderer. Another survivor dead.

With the clock ticking Kjeld and his partner Detective Esme Jansson are desperate to stop any more survivors from being murdered. But every clue they find leads to a dead end. Why is the killer picking off people Kjeld rescued? Could it be connected to another of his previous cases?

When Kjeld’s daughter is kidnapped – it’s a race against time to save her life. Can Kjeld stop the killer without paying the ultimate price or will he be the last one alive?

A heart-stopping and gripping crime thriller that will keep you up all night! Perfect for fans of Helen Phifer, Lisa Regan and D.K. Hood.


‘A riveting and gripping mystery that kept me turning pages into the late hours of the night . . . This book is impossible to put down!’’

Stephanie DeCarolis, USA Today bestselling author of The Guilty Husband

‘A high-stakes story which ratchets up the tension as it plunges the reader into a dark and suspenseful tale. Nygaard is becoming one of my favourite detectives. Recommended!’

Louise Mumford, bestselling author of Sleepless

‘This series left the starting blocks at a sprint, and it just gets better. Kjeld and Esme jump off the page fully formed. Two books in and it feels like we’ve known them forever’

Paul Gitsham, author of the DCI Warren Jones series