Danielle Thiéry

350 pages September 2016 copies in French Original publisher: Ombres NoiresCrime Fiction

A baby and her mother disappear from a Bordeaux hospital, leaving Commissaire Marion’s team with their most riveting case yet.

Bordeaux, France. Just days before Christmas, a mother and her baby disappear from their hospital room. For this high-profile case, riddled with contradictory clues and tracked by the press, high-ranking Commissaire Marion is called in to help move the  investigation forward. Newly assigned is a young psycho-criminal profiler named Alix de Clavery. An expert in crimes against children, Alix is as brilliant as she is quirky and inexperienced.

While Alix pushes on with the investigation, drawing lines between the kidnapping and other cases from her research and past  work, the police insist on sticking to the facts. Even though her colleagues are unwilling to consider certain theories, Alix ultimately uncovers a more frightening possibility.