Worldwide bestseller Camilla Lackberg weaves together another brilliant contemporary psychological thriller with the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe's past! Erica Falck's mind is racked by a single question. Why did her mother save an old Nazi medal? The only person who might provide clues about its origins is a retired history teacher. He unnerves Erica with his bizarre and evasive behaviour. Disappointed with his lack of answers, Erica is unsure whether he couldn't tell her anything! or wouldn't. Two days later he is found dead. Murdered. Erica is appalled that her meeting with him might have triggered his violent death. With hesitation and guilt, she reads her mother's wartime diary and discovers the truly horrible experiences she endured. The tragic circumstances and the uncontainable damage the war did goes some way to explaining why her mother was never able to bond with her daughters. A seed of an investigation is planted. During the Second World War, her mother had the same circle of friends as the murdered teacher. But who would still be prepared to kill so ruthlessly to conceal secrets so old? And, could what little knowledge she has be enough to endanger her husband and newborn baby? The dark past is coming to light, and no one will escape the truth of how they came to be!