About this book
Melanie Raabe • Imogen Taylor
The famous novelist Linda Conrads, 38, is a mystery to her fans and the media. She hasn’t set foot over the threshold of her villa on Lake Starnberg for more than eleven years, and yet she’s extremely successful. Her life, though comfortable, is highly artificial and her grip on reality is fragile. Only very few know that she is tormented by a dark memory.
When she was young, Linda found her sister Anna in a pool of her own blood and saw the murderer fleeing. His face haunts her dreams. So it is a tremendous shock for her one day when that exact face appears on her television screen — it belongs to the high-profile journalist Victor Lenzen. She decides to set a trap to catch Victor by writing a novel based on the death of her sister and promote the book through one interview —with Victor. But what actually happened that night many years ago?
About the Creators
MELANIE RAABE began her working life as a journalist but secretly wrote books by night. Her debut novel, The Trap, was published in twenty countries and became an international bestseller. Her second, The Stranger Upstairs, remained on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for almost six months when it was first published in 2016. She lives in Cologne, Germany.
IMOGEN TAYLOR is a Berlin-based literary translator. She recently translated Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango.