• by Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by Robert Glenister
  • 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No witnesses.
Twelve-year-old Josy has an inexplicable illness. She vanishes without a trace from her doctor's office during treatment. Four years later Josy's father, psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, has withdrawn himself to an isolated North Sea island in order to deal with the tragedy.
No body.
Then he's paid a surprise visit by a beautiful stranger. Anna Glass is a novelist who suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: All the characters she creates for her books become real to her. In her last novel she has written about a young girl with an unknown illness who has disappeared without a trace.
Where is his daughter?
Can Anna's delusions describe Josy's last days?
Reluctantly Viktor agrees to take on her therapy in a final attempt to uncover the truth behind his daughter's disappearance. But very soon these sessions take a dramatic turn as the past is dragged back into the light - with terrifying consequences.


What the Critics Say

"Spine-chilling...masterful...brilliant." (The Times)
"The eponymous killer is even nastier than he sounds in this superior German thriller." (Daily Telegraph)
"Dazzling." (The Sunday Times on Splinter)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Once the pace picks up its hard to stop listening

I really liked this book. This was the first I've listened to from this author and I look forward to checking out more of his work. It was paced well and not at all boring. It ended well also
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- D.

Fairly predictable but still keeps you guessing

I hadn't heard of Fitzek until Audible released the full cast production of The Child, which was an experience unto itself. Since then I have purchased several of his other books, this being the first I've listened to so far. It wasn't a dramatized production as The Child was, but it was definitely a great listening experience.

Although I had the ending mostly figured out, there were still so many twists and turns that it kept me guessing right up to the very last moment. The story was so smoothly written and performed that I couldn't stop listening. Out of the last 30 or so purchases I have made, this was the first I have listened to the entire way through. Even though Glenister is not what they call a "voice actor" and in some cases it was hard to make a distinction between characters who were speaking, his tone suited not only the story but fit the main character perfectly.

If you are looking for a subtle yet suspenseful mind-bender, this is a safe bet.
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- Bree Salyer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios