A group of teenagers have bled to death in a collective suicide on an island in the idyllic Stockholm archipelago – plastic knives are stuck into their throats and eyes. Nothing makes any sense. Why would seemingly happy teenagers from wealthy families decide to end their own lives in such a brutal way – especially when they had so much promise?

The rituals that preceded the suicide are stranger still, suggesting that the teenagers were part of an incomprehensible cult. This is the first time the police encounter anything like it, but it will not be the last. When another group of teenagers are found dead it seems as if there is a large, orchestrated, and evil plan behind it all. But this time one girl survived…

When the book opens, Zack Herry is unusually tranquil. He is off drugs, happier and more focused. His relationship with Mera is better than ever. She is pregnant and they see a bright and thriving future ahead. But happiness is fleeting and Zack’s calm is long gone when the collective death of the teenagers throws the country into a state of shock.

A substance found in the teenagers’ blood points to the direction of organized crime and drugs – a dark part of society that Zack is all too familiar with. While working with the case he continues to investigate the cold-case that refuses to leave him in peace: his mother’s murder. Then, one day Zack’s work catches up with his personal life, jeopardizing his own as well as Mera and their unborn child’s lives in an event that will change everything…

In Bambi, the case at hand becomes life-changing for Zack, the compelling but unconventional star of the Stockholm police force. Bambi is the third gripping and fast-paced crime novel by Mons Kallentoft and Markus Lutteman, whose first-class suspense has awed readers around the world. 

“It sends chills down the spine.”

“A suspense novel that has it all. Hats off.”  

Mons Kallentoft is an award-winning, bestselling writer, beloved for his combination of psychological insight, intricate plots and raw, poetic prose. With the two thrillers in the Palma Diptych, Kallentoft breaks new ground and establishes himself at the forefront of contemporary Scandinavian crime.

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