Three-time winner of the Swedish Crime Writers' Award. While carefree teenagers celebrate the holidays in Gothenburg, tragedy waits to pierce the heady days of summer. It is late when nineteen-year-old Jeanette bids goodbye to her friends and sets off for home. She takes a shortcut through the park...Next morning, police come to question Jeanette about her rape, but she has already washed away all traces of the crime. When a second rape ends in murder, Chief Inspector Erik Winter starts a manhunt for a killer with a very specific method which reminds him of a case from many years ago...