Shortlisted for Crime Writers' Association International Dagger 2019
Traumatic stress causes Inspector Albertus Beeslaar to trade tough city policing for a backwater posting on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. But his dream of rural peace is soon shattered when a beautiful and eccentric artist and her four-year-old daughter are found murdered on a local farm.
Brooding. Riveting. Brilliant.
Deon Meyer, author of Dead at Daybreak
This arresting English-language debut validates Karin Brynard's reputation as 'The Afrikaans Stieg Larsson.' An outstanding thriller.
Crime fiction doesn't get any better.
Mike Nicol, author of Payback
Karin Brynard has established herself as one of a handful of great thriller writers in South Africa.
Mail & Guardian