Na l'du [The Ice Beneath Her: A Novel]
Winter_s chill has descended on Stockholm as police arrive at the scene of a shocking murder. An unidentified woman lies beheaded in a posh suburban home_a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved killing ten years earlier. But this time there_s a suspect: the charismatic and controversial chain-store CEO Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found. To homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson, nothing about the suave, high-profile businessman_including a playboy reputation and rumors of financial misdeeds_suggests he conceals the dark heart and twisted mind of a cold-blooded killer. In search of a motive, Lindgren and Olsson turn to the brilliant criminal profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schn. Once a valued police asset, now marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she_s eager to exercise her keen skills again_and offer the detectives a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre.