“A tense and riveting thrill ride. I devoured her visionary storytelling in one satisfying bite.”
— Sara Blaedel, international bestselling author of The Forgotten Girls
Twisty and brimming with the emotional power of beautifully drawn characters, the solo debut by the coauthor of The Boy in the Suitcase is a brooding and atmospheric thriller that sets a young mother on a collision course with her past in order to save her son's future.
Ella Nygaard, 27, has been a ward of the state since she was seven years old, the night her father murdered her mother. She doesn’t remember anything about that night or her childhood before it – but her body remembers. After a particularly bad PTSD-induced panic attack lands Ella in a psych ward, she discovers her son, Alex, has been taken from her and placed with a foster family. Desperate, Ella kidnaps Alex and flees to northern Denmark where she was born. But being back in the lonely seaside town forces Ella to confront the demons of her childhood. If Ella can start to remember the night her mother died, maybe her scars will begin to heal – or maybe the truth will put her in even greater danger.
WHAT MY BODY REMEMBERS | Agnete Friis; Translated by Lindy Falk van Rooyen | 9781616956028 | Hardcover | ON SALE: 5/2/2017 | $25.95 | Soho Crime