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The Witch Hunter

(2020)
(The first book in the Ghosts of the Past series)
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WINNER OF THE GLASS KEY AWARD 2023 FOR THE LAST GRUDGE

If you enjoyed Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo, you'll love this international #1 bestseller.

*** HOLLYWOOD MOVIE IN PRODUCTION ***

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WHEN THE STORY ENDS, THE HUNT BEGINS . . .

Detective Jessica Niemi is drawn into a high-profile investigation after the wife of a famous author, Roger Koponen, appears to have been killed in a bizarre ritual.

As more twisted murders occur in the coming days, it becomes obvious that Jessica is hunting a serial killer – one that is taking brutal inspiration from Koponen's bestselling trilogy . . .

Has a devoted fan lost their mind, or is this case more personal?

Nobody is safe in this rollercoaster thriller from award-winning author Max Seeck.

'
The Witch Hunter, translated with icy precision by Kristian London, is written in short, sharp, present-tense chapters, a technique which adds to its relentless tension [and] a resolution as bleak as anything Poe might have conjured’ – Wall Street Journal

'If you only read one Nordic noir novel this autumn, make it
The Witch Hunter – a chilling female-led thriller that will please fans of Lisbeth Salander and Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy' – Culture Fly

'[A] riveting, multi-layered debut, blending masterful police procedural with a chilling exploration of the occult' –
Sara Blaedel #1 International Bestselling Author

'One of the best books I have read. Ever. Absolutely thrilling, well-written, and oh-so-hard to put down' –
Emelie Schepp, author of Slowly We Die

'
The Witch Hunter is everything I wish for in a thriller: exceptional story, exceptional characters, exceptional writing, and shocking twists – exceptional everything' – Chris Mooney, author of Blood World

'One twist follows another . . . Seeck imbues this riveting procedural with a deliciously creepy undertone' –
Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

'Dark and intricate . . . Vividly cinematic and impactful' –
Booklist STARRED REVIEW

'A disturbing tale of murder and madness' –
Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Seeck's riveting, multi-layered debut, blending masterful police procedural with a chilling exploration of the occult, kept me up all night, devouring it in one amazing gulp, and checking under the bed." - Sara Blædel

"The Witch Hunter is everything I wish for in a thriller: exceptional story, exceptional characters, exceptional writing, and shocking twists—exceptional everything. I loved this book, and you will too." - Chris Mooney

"One of the best books I have read. Ever. Absolutely thrilling, well-written, and oh-so-hard to put down." - Emelie Schepp


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