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.
Hailed as Germany's Patricia Highsmith for her bittersweet thrillers where the innocence of childhood collides with horrors enacted by adults, Petra Hammesfahr has written a dark, spellbinding novel which stayed at the top of the nation's bestseller list for fifteen months.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 356 pages
- Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
- Publication Date: 09/02/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781904738251