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An old farm, a deserted landscape, a dark secret from times past with fatal consequences for the present…

In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark—until they are faced with a copycat crime. The investigation continues as they struggle to establish a connection between the two victims. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all-too obvious, a rift within the family of the second victim, but there is far more to the case than it first appears. Soon Valerie is led toward a dark secret inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II. Horrified at her last-minute discovery, Valerie realizes that she may be too late to save the next victim.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Every well-built psychological suspense narrative involves a thorough, methodical dissection of characters we’ve been led to believe we already know. It’s a delicate skill, and authors like Ruth Rendell have made it into something of an art form. In this translation by Stefan Tobler, Link demonstrates the same subtle touch, keeping the reader’s eye trained on Fiona and the guilty secret she shares with Chad, while distracting us from the innocent-­looking characters standing quietly in the shadows.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A sophisticated and thoughtful mystery.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The inimitable Davina Porter nails it once again in her performance of The Other Child. Amid an atmosphere of dark secrets and fatal consequences, she gives precise personalities to each of the key players in Link’s psychological thriller…As the plot requires, she deftly communicates insights into love, cruelty, obsession, and fear. An exquisite translation from the German by Stefan Tobler enhances the subtly building suspense.”

    AudioFile

  • “[A] gripping psychological thriller…A dark, disturbing novel of suspense on par with Minette Walters…Link builds a sense of menace…that makes the reader dread turning the page but keeps you up all night doing just that.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This phenomenal, multilayered mystery offers plenty of psychological intrigue and suspense. Skillfully juggling the two stories, Link sets a fast pace and weaves in characters who are both tragic and ones readers can relate to…Engrossing.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Charlotte Link is one of Europe’s best-selling crime writers and has sold more than fifteen million novels in Germany alone. She has been nominated for the German Book Prize and her work has been widely adapted for television.