Cora Bender killed a man on a sunny summer afternoon by the lake and in full view of her family and friends.  Why?  What could have caused this quiet, lovable young mother to stab a stranger in the throat, again and again, until she was pulled off his body?  For the local police it was an open-and-shut case.  Cora confessed; there was no shortage of witnesses.  But Police Commissioner Rudolf Grovian refused to close the file and started his own maverick investigation.  So begins the slow unravelling of Cora's past, a harrowing descent into a woman's private hell.


Petra Hammesfahr

Hailed as Germany’s Patricia Highsmith, Petra Hammesfahr has written more than twenty crime and suspense novels, and also writes scripts for film and television. She has won numerous literary prizes, including the Crime Prize of Wiesbaden and the Rhineland Literary Prize. Her breakthrough novel, The Sinner, was a major critical and commercial success internationally, including in Germany, where it stayed on the bestseller list for more than fifteen months. 

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