The body of a teenage girl has been found on the banks of the River Baztán – the second in a month. Soon rumours are flying in the village of Elizondo. Is this the work of a serial killer, or something even more sinister?
Inspector Amaia Salazar leads the investigation, returning to the Basque country where she was born. Shrouded in mist and surrounded by forest, it conceals a terrible secret from Amaia’s childhood that has come back to haunt her.
Facing the superstitions of the village, Amaia must fight the demons of her past in order to catch the killer. But what is the dark presence she senses lurking in the shadows?
Combines singular characters and an eerily atmospheric setting
Myth and reality blend in this sophisticated and razor-sharp thriller … gritty, fascinating and compelling
Dolores Redondo was born in Donostia-San Sebastian in 1969, where she studied Law and Gastronomy. The Invisible Guardian was published in Spain in 2013, with rights sold in thirty languages. It was chosen as ‘Best Crime Novel of the Year’ by the major Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia and over 600,000 readers turned the series (which includes the follow-up novels The Legacy of the Bones and Offering to the Storm) into one of Spain’s biggest literary successes in recent years. In the UK, the novel was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger. The film adaptation is being developed by the producer of The Killing and Stieg Larsson’s Milennium Trilogy. Dolores Redondo currently lives and writes in the Ribera Navarra area of Spain.