A new spine-tingling thriller by the winner of the prestigious Quai des Orfèvres Prize.
A child’s body is discovered on a beach in northern France, opening a case that leaves the police and the medical examiner at loss. Even Commissioner Marion, who now runs an important team on the Parisian police force, has never seen anything like it.
Then, Marion’s teenage daughter Nina shows up at her door in a state of shock; she is covered in blood and unable to speak. Nina has secretly left London, where she was staying with her sister, Angèle. But Angèle and her husband, a renowned scientist, have both disappeared.
Marion must connect the dots between the child’s drowning, a traumatized teenage girl, a scientist studying genomes, and a young mother whose child has been kidnapped. Little does she know her findings will impact the entire world-and have horrifying consequences.