One gray November day, a young woman’s body is found floating among the reeds by a deserted beach. She has been murdered, but although it appears that she’s been dead for some time, no one has registered her as missing. So who was this young woman Malin? And who was the man she wrote about in her secret diary: “This will be a happy ending. I’ve found a friend, or maybe more than just a friend?”
When Police Commissioner Claes Claesson follows the leads, it appears that the clues point to a number of normal people living in this small Southern Swedish town. Something is just not right. And being a new father and also having his first wound in the line of duty doesn’t make his job any easier.