Cry Wolf

Cry Wolf

Hans Rosenfeldt

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B Format 129x198mm
384 pages
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Book Overview

From the multi-award winning author of The Bridge (BBC) and Marcella (Netflix, ITV) comes a blockbuster new thriller…




Hannah Wester, a detective in the remote northern Swedish town of Haparanda, finds herself on the precipice of chaos.

When human remains are found in the stomach of a dead wolf, Hannah knows that this summer won’t be like any other. The remains are soon linked to a bloody drug deal that went down just across the border in Finland. But how did the victim end up in the woods outside Haparanda? And where have the drugs and money gone?

Hannah and her colleagues are soon caught up in an increasingly complex investigation. But time is scarce and they aren’t the only ones looking.

When the secretive and deadly Katja shows up, unexpected and brutal events start to pile up. In just a few days, life in the border town is turned upside down. Not least for Hannah, who is finally forced to confront her own past.

About the author

Hans Rosenfeldt is the creator of the incredibly successful and award-winning Scandinavian TV-series The Bridge. The show has aired in more than 170 countries and has also been successfully remade into a British/French version, The Tunnel.During his twenty-plus years in the industry, Hans has written, created and worked on a large variety of television and drama productions, such as Wallander, Sebastian Bergman and The Sandhamn Murders. His most recent work was creating and writing the Netflix Original series, Marcella and he is now adapting CJ Tudor’s bestselling novel The Burning Girls into a new television series.In addition to being one of Scandinavia’s leading screenwriters, together with Michael Hjorth he makes up the celebrated Swedish crime writing duo Hjorth & Rosenfeldt. The authors behind the internationally bestselling series about psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman, their books have sold more than 5 million copies in over 30 territories worldwide.


  • ‘Scandi-noir at its very bleakest — so cold and haunting that it all but takes your breath away… this is a story that lingers long in the mind.’DAILY MAIL
  • ‘ In Cry Wolf Rosenfeldt, the creator of The Bridge television series and the Netflix hit Marcella, delivers a dark, engrossing and fast-paced read.’ FINANCIAL TIMES
  • ‘The new year has barely started and already it seems like I’ve found my top book of 2022 … this is a riveting novel bringing together the wild and rugged sense of isolation found in the best Swedish crime fiction with the moral dilemmas inflamed by human fallibility of a classic noir novel. A superb read and an entertaining opener to a new series.’CRIME FICTION LOVER
  • “Rosenfeldt, creator of the TV series The Bridge, debuts with a fast-moving procedural set in Sweden’s remote north… This standalone is ready-made for TV.”Publishers Weekly, US
  • “book is dark, clever, and gripping with great characters as well as a tense and spellbinding story line… suspenseful, intense, riveting, and thought-provoking.”Mystery and Suspense Magazine, US
  • “The first book in a new series by Hans Rosenfeldt proves that he is the master of creating dark corners woven together by mystery, tragedy and greed… Dark yet engaging; intricate yet simple; and overall, a truly thrilling ride… Cry Wolf was not at all what I expected, and I can’t wait for more.”Booktrib, US