Monika is driven to succeed as a doctor - but cannot allow herself any personal happiness. Maj-Britt is desperate to be left alone - but why does she shun society? A tragic accident brings these two strangers together, forcing them to confront their darkest fears. In this psychological thriller, Karin Alvtegen reveals a world where every choice you make has a profound impact on your whole life. And one question must be answered: when fate intervenes, what will you choose to sacrifice? This novel was first published under the title Shame.