• Debut psychological thriller by award-winning Finnish author Pekka Hiltunen. When Lia witnesses a disturbing scene on the way to work, she, like the rest of the city of London, is captivated and horrified. As the weeks pass and no leads are found, the story quickly disintegrates but Lia can't easily forget.

  • The second instalment in Pekka Hiltunen's award-winning Studio series is an intelligent crime thriller pitting unlikely heroines against London's dark crime underworld. This sequel to the prize-winning Cold Courage, published by Hesperus in 2013, presents the second instalment in the Studio series by Pekka Hiltunen, celebrated Finnish crime author. Ultra-violent videos of murder and torture are being uploaded to the internet and when bodies start showing up on the streets of London, it begins to seem that the videos may be real and that a gruesome, exhibitionist killer is on the loose. The news catches the attention of Mari and Lia. Mari and Lia are two Finnish women living in London. Despite bonding over their shared expat identity, they have rather different backgrounds. While Lia is a graphic designer, Mari runs the mysterious 'Studio', a private crime fighting organisation that considers itself above the law. Taking matters into their own hands, they take on cases where the police have failed or are indifferent. Lia in time has slowly found her place in amongst this mysterious, morally motivated group of people who are not above employing underhand tactics to make sure that justice is served. Backed by high-tech gadgets and their team of fiercely loyal experts, the two women set about trying to stem the recent surge of violence and track down the murderer. But the stakes are high and Mari will have to risk much, even the lives of her companions, if she is to bring the perpetrator to justice.

  • Des comptes YouTube sont piratés pour poster d'étranges vidéos, totalement noires et silencieuses. D'autres suivent, montrant des personnes immobilisées au sol se faire lyncher à coups de pied. Les images sont d'autant plus dérangeantes qu'elles font preuve d'un sens esthétique macabre. Peu après, les corps sont retrouvés en différents endroits de Londres, et il apparaît très vite que certaines victimes sont des homosexuels disparus lors de soirées dans des bars gays de la capitale. Si la police comprend qu'elle a affaire à un tueur déterminé, elle semble cependant minimiser le caractère homophobe des meurtres.

    Deux jeunes Finlandaises, Mari et Lia, se penchent alors, avec l'aide d'un groupe clandestin, sur ces dossiers non résolus dans l'espoir que justice soit rendue. Mais les enjeux sont bien supérieurs à ce qu'elles imaginaient.

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