The power of imagination can be comforting. Or deadly. Girls, between the ages of 7 and 10, have been disappearing for the past fourteen years. Ten girls in fourteen years. Red ribbons show the police the way to the bodies. For fourteen years, the culprit has been at large. One evening, the internationally renowned philosophy professor and anthropologist Walter Lesniak is arrested on the suspicion of murder in the presence of his daughter Ann. The focus of his research: the face of evil. The accusation: the murders of ten young girls. Lesniak’s daughter Ann is certain this is all some kind of mistake. And she will prove it. Yet, with the arrest of her father, she begins a journey into the unknown. At the same time, Nathalie and her young daughter have rented a vacation house in a small village in the Bavarian Forest. Nathalie is hiding them away from her violent husband, and has little contact with the local villagers. One day, a girl vanishes from the village. And soon after that, someone finds red
ribbons in the forest...
This extraordinary and high-profile new psychological thriller from the internationally acclaimed author plays with the question: Can good and evil exist side-by-side within a single person? • Flagship title and marketing focus of dtv’s autumn 2021 list
• The latest thriller by SPIEGEL bestselling author Romy Hausmann
• Highly emotional, top-class psychological thriller