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By Leena Lehtolainen

Leaving the Helsinki police strength to place her new legislation measure to take advantage of, Maria Kallio is prepared for a clean begin. but if she discovers a strangled physique, outdated conduct die tough for the redheaded sleuth—especially because the accused is expounded to her new boyfriend.

The police rush to shut the case opposed to the victim’s fiancé, yet Maria is confident they’ve bought the incorrect guy and shortly reveals herself unofficially investigating the homicide, now classified a intercourse crime. To crack the case, Kallio must pull again the curtain at the mystery dealings of Finnish excessive society…and discover a mystery an individual is keen to kill to maintain hidden.

Her Enemy, the second one booklet in Lehtolainen’s foreign bestselling Nordic crime sequence, sends intrepid Detective Kallio to the darkish part of human passion.

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