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  • Published: 18 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448129393
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Light in a Dark House




An unidentified woman in a coma is murdered, the killer's tears staining her sheets. Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called in to identify the victim and catch her killer in this haunting psychological thriller

Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital in which his young wife died several years before. An unidentified woman in a coma has been murdered by someone who wept over the body, their tears staining the sheets around her. The death marks the start of a series of killings, with the unknown patient at their centre.

As autumn turns to winter, and Christmas fast approaches, Kimmo’s attempts to unravel the case and identify the first victim are complicated by the disappearance of his sometime girlfriend, who has vanished after a party thrown by the head of the police force, and by a colleague’s spiral into the depths of a gambling addiction.

  • Pub date: 18 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448129393
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Jan Costin Wagner

Jan Costin Wagner was born in 1972 in Langen/Hesse near Frankfurt. After studying German language, literature and history at Frankfurt University, he went on to work as a journalist and freelance writer. He divides his time between Germany and Finland (the home country of his wife). His first crime novel featuring Detective Kimmo Joentaa was Ice Moon (2006) and Silence (2010), the second in the series, won the 2008 German Crime Prize. His more recent books in the series include The Winter of the Lions and Light in a Dark House.

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Praise for Light in a Dark House

“I found myself awake at 5am thinking about it… A crime thriller with the heart of a love story”

Ruth Dugdall

“His books are as unsettling as they are hypnotic, and Light in a Dark Room is one of his most accomplished entries”

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