By Leena Lehtolainen
Leaving the Helsinki police strength to place her new legislation measure to take advantage of, Maria Kallio is prepared for a clean commence. but if she discovers a strangled physique, previous behavior die not easy for the redheaded sleuth—especially because the accused is said to her new boyfriend.
The police rush to shut the case opposed to the victim’s fiancé, yet Maria is confident they’ve acquired the incorrect guy and shortly unearths herself unofficially investigating the homicide, now classified a intercourse crime. To crack the case, Kallio must pull again the curtain at the mystery dealings of Finnish excessive society…and discover a mystery a person is keen to kill to maintain hidden.
Her Enemy, the second one e-book in Lehtolainen’s overseas bestselling Nordic crime sequence, sends intrepid Detective Kallio to the darkish facet of human passion.
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March, March moment— KENYA. just one observe written over the total week. KENYA. considering the fact that I had visible the images, I knew what it meant—Eki and his spouse have been on a safari that week in Africa. the best journey in their lives, they referred to as it. So Eki couldn’t were in Finland to push Sanna into the water. might be not anyone have been at the breakwater together with her finally, and the previous guy simply imagined the black-clad determine of dying. possibly he had a fair extra energetic mind's eye than I did. thirteen sooner than making my drained approach domestic, I needed to cease on the supermarket. My sisters’ stopover at had me wound up, and on the shop, I got here inside of an inch of wasting it at a flock of cut price hunters jostling round the screens within the produce division like chickens. I hated foodstuff procuring, I hated my motorcycle wobbling less than the load of the luggage, and that i hated the herd of little boys blockading the motorcycle course. I hated that I knew Kimmo was once blameless yet that I didn’t have an individual to provide up in his position. while I arrived domestic, Antti used to be busy cleansing the entryway, and that i approximately tripped over the vacuum wire. Idiot—why didn’t he vacuum prior to I got here domestic? After shoving the soiled dishes into the washing machine, i began creating a Greek salad and blue-cheese–pineapple quiche. effortless dishes even I couldn’t screw up. “Hey, am i able to consult you? ” Antti requested, carefully poking his head into the kitchen. I couldn’t aid giggling. it appears, he knew the right way to learn my face good sufficient to inform while i used to be risky. “Is there anything i will support with? ” “Could you get your mom and dad’ bed room prepared for Eeva and Jarmo and positioned the spare mattresses out within the front room? We’ll placed Helena and Petri available in the market. What did your consultant say? ” “He wishes me to stick throughout the spring to coach a seminar on my dissertation subject after which instructed going in a foreign country within the fall. ” I persisted cutting onions, and tears crammed my eyes. now not till subsequent fall. we'd have time to determine our recommendations. “Things are commencing to glance reliable for Kimmo,” I acknowledged, wiping my eyes. “Mallu’s husband can testify that Kimmo wasn’t at Armi’s condominium anymore at twelve thirty, and we have now a few different witnesses who observed him on his approach domestic. ” “Have the police chanced on the rest? simply because if Kimmo didn’t do it, then who did? ” “They haven't any idea,” I acknowledged as i began in at the black olives. “But they’ll need to begin considering demanding approximately it now that they've to unlock Kimmo. in fact that implies the full rigmarole is simply going to begin from the start back if I can’t get a hold of an answer. ” “Kimmo going unfastened isn’t adequate for you? Maria, whilst is it going to sink in—you aren’t a cop anymore. You’re a legal professional. even supposing you knew Armi, fixing this situation isn’t truly your task. Your activity is getting your customer out of detention center and conserving him that means. and that i don’t wish you taking any longer dangers. ” “Yeah, yeah,” I muttered on the salad dressing i used to be blending. carrying on with this dialogue with Antti appeared unnecessary. Feeling mildly panicked, I did one final cost of the home and adjusted my outfits.