The Silent One

Original Title: Die Schweigende

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 544 pages, 13.5 x 20.6 cm, 5.3 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-10485-8
€ 16.00 [D] | € 16.50 [A] | CHF 22.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: October 26, 2020
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Ellen  Sandberg - The Silent One


"Sandberg combines masterful storytelling with psychological tension." Süddeutsche Zeitung

Munich, 2020. In the Remys' garden, the three rose bushes planted when the three daughters were born are slowly withering. Imke, Angelika and Susanne have long grown up and gone their separate ways – until the day of their father's funeral arrives. For, on his deathbed, he extracted a promise from Imke that soon proves to be a destructive force, and makes her question everything she thought she knew about their mother.

In 1956, as a new generation grows up in post-war Germany, fun-loving Karin is saving up for her first pair of jeans, dreaming of Elvis Presley and planning to become a doctor. Little does she realise that the past casts a long and powerful shadow – and that one spontaneous decision can have cata-strophic consequences. And not only for her.

"Ellen Sandberg is indeed one of the new German voices of the crime story. [...] A great book. Moving, and shocking, [...] definitely worth reading.”

Sebastian Fitzek, SAT1


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