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Only One Life

(2012)
(The Drowned Girl)
(The third book in the Louise Rick / Camilla Lind series)
A novel by

 
 
Jealousy, obsession, and family honor have fatal consequences for an immigrant community on the fringes of seemingly idyllic Copenhagen society.

It was clearly no ordinary drowning. Inspector Louise Rick is immediately called out to Holbraek Fjord when a young immigrant girl is found in the watery depths, a piece of concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular patches on the back of her neck.

Her name was Samra, and Louise soon learns that her short life was a sad story. Her father had already been charged once with assaulting her and her mother, Sada, who makes it clear that her husband would indeed be capable of killing Samra if she brought dishonor to the family. But she maintains that Samra hadn't done anything dishonorable. Then why was she supposed to be sent back to Jordan? Samra's best friend Dicte thinks it was an honor killing. A few days later Dicte is discovered, bludgeoned to death, and Samra's younger sister has gone missing.

Navigating the complex web of family and community ties in Copenhagen's tightly knit ethnic communities, Louise must find this remorseless predator, or predators, before it is too late.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with. She delivers an engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy." - Karin Slaughter


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Used availability for Sara Blaedel's Only One Life

Hardback Editions

July 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Only One Life: A Novel (Pegasus Crime (Hardcover))
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-60598-350-0 / 978-1-60598-350-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Drowned Girl (previously published as Only One Life) (Louise Rick series)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-5387-5986-1 / 978-1-5387-5986-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Drowned Girl (previously published as Only One Life) (Louise Rick series)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-5387-5985-3 / 978-1-5387-5985-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only One Life (Louise Rick)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 0-7515-5120-1 / 978-0-7515-5120-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only One Life (Louise Rick)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 0-7515-5327-1 / 978-0-7515-5327-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Only One Life: A Novel
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-60598-452-3 / 978-1-60598-452-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Audio Editions

December 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Drowned Girl
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-5491-2146-4 / 978-1-5491-2146-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Drowned Girl Lib/E (Louise Rick)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-5491-2144-8 / 978-1-5491-2144-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Drowned Girl (previously published as Only One Life)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Drowned Girl (previously published as Only One Life)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Only One Life (The Louise Rick/Camilla Lind Series)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-72133-279-0 / 978-1-72133-279-3
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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September 2014 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Only One Life
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-4450-2783-6 / 978-1-4450-2783-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: Only One Life
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-4450-2784-4 / 978-1-4450-2784-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: Only One Life
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 1-4450-2785-2 / 978-1-4450-2785-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Only One Life: Louise Rick, Book 3
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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August 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Only One Life: Louise Rick, Book 3
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Only One Life: Louise Rick, Book 3
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Only One Life: Library Edition (Louise Rick/Camilla Lind)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
ISBN: 0-7927-8935-0 / 978-0-7927-8935-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Drowned Girl (previously published as Only One Life) (Louise Rick series)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


December 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Only One Life (Louise Rick Book 3)
Author(s): Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU