Ten years ago, Tobias Sartorius was sentenced to prison for the deaths of two girls whose bodies were never found. Now 30, Tobias has been released from prison and has returned to his hometown of Altenhain, just outside Frankfurt, Germany. The death of his mother--and the discovery of the remains of one of the girls--brings police officers Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein to town. Their investigation leads them to suspect that Tobias has been telling the truth all along--that he did not kill the girls, and that their killer is still out there. An atmospheric debut from one of Germany's bestselling authors.