from the publisher: In THE LAKE, the remains of a young Nigerian woman are found by a hunting dog, near a lake in Nordsjælland that the locals have nicknamed “Satan’s Bog.” No one knows who this woman is and no one has reported her missing. After the local police fumble the investigation and the dead-end case catches the attention of the public, Konrad Simonsen, the intrepid head of the Copenhagen homicide team, is called in. Konrad and his team follow the slim leads they have to a nearby estate, where a shady employee appears to be harboring a past of violent crime. Soon enough, they realize that this mysterious woman is leading them into a world of human trafficking, prostitution, and violence.

Lotte and Søren Hammer are a sister and brother from Denmark. Younger sister Lotte worked as a nurse after finishing her training in 1977, and her brother Søren was a trained teacher and a lecturer at the Copenhagen University College of Engineering. They began writing crime novels together in 2004. The Lake is the fourth book in the Konrad Simonsen thriller series, which also includes The Hanging, The Girl in the Ice, and The Vanished.

Translator Charlotte Barslund translates a wide range of Scandinavian novels and plays. Her recent translations include The Son by Jo Nesbø.


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