What happens when the principal suspect in a rape and murder case is the very policeman who was supposed to protect the victim? A saleswoman in a pharmacy in a village outside of Madrid has been raped and murdered. Inspectors Pacheco and Duarte follow the trail of a psychopath recently released from prison who was known to be in the area and was rumoured to have visited and threatened the victim the week before the murder. But what seemed like an open and shut case gets more complicated when evidence begins to appear making Duarte himself the main suspect.
A plot as surprising as it is unnerving, in the tradition of the best subversive crime literature.
A mystery that has the reader trembling with suspense and suspicion.
An exposition, centred on the Greater Madrid area, of the troubles that lurked beneath the surface in the years immediately before the current economic crisis.