A gripping and intelligent thriller set in East Germany, during the worst winter in one-hundred years.
In 1978 East Germany, nothing is at it seems. The state's power is absolute, history is re-written, and the 'truth' is whatever the Stasi say it is. So when a woman's murder is officially labelled 'accidental death', Major Karin Müller of the People's Police is faced with a dilemma. To solve the crime, she must disregard the official version of events. But defying the Stasi means putting her own life - and the lives of her young family - in danger. As the worst winter in living memory holds Germany in its freeze, Müller must untangle a web of state secrets and make a choice: between truth and lies, justice and injustice, and, ultimately, life and death.
Praise for David Young:
'Excellent' The Times
'Thrilling' William Ryan
'Masterful' Daily Express
'Fast-paced' The Sun
'Superb. Reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross
'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee