A brutal murder disrupts the idyllic beauty of a Swedish university town in this gritty Nordic noir by the acclaimed author of White Lilac.
Chief Inspector Sara Vallén knows the pristine autumn vistas of Lund belie a harsher reality. Just days ago, she had the devastating experience of testifying in court against the man who abused her. Still recovering from that ordeal, she is called to a garden community on the outskirts of town to investigate a brutal murder.
A man’s body has been discovered in one of the potting sheds of V_ä_stra Sommarstaden. The victim was a social worker whom friends and colleagues describe as a wonderful, kind, and generous human being. But Vallén’s intuition tells her something’s wrong. No person could possibly be so angelic. And if he was, why would someone murder him? As the police dig deeper into the deceased’s life and relationships, the secrets they unearth only get darker . . .
Vigilante is the second novel in the acclaimed Sara Vallén detective series from Swedish author and former police officer Cecilia Sahlström.