Author(s): Freeling, Nicolas,
Date of Publication: 30/04/2020,
Pagination: 224 pages,
Series: Murder Room,
Imprint: The Murder Room,
Published By: The Murder Room,
Book Classification: Classic crime
The first novel in the acclaimed VAN DER VALK series - now a major new ITV series starring Marc Warren.
A woman, Elsa, is brutally murdered in her Amsterdam apartment. Her ex-lover, Martin, is seen outside the building around the time of the crime.
The witness who saw him? A policeman. It looks like a straightforward case - but police inspector Van der Valk is not convinced. Despite all the evidence - and the fact that Martin originally denied he was at the apartment - he believes Martin is not guilty of murder.
Instead of charging him, Van der Valk takes him on a tour: a tour of the investigation; a tour of Martin's own past; and a tour into the darkly obsessive world of Elsa...