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  • Published: 16 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473535367
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

The Man Who Wasn't There

A new series from internationally bestselling authors, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, creators of hit television shows, Wallander, The Bridge and ITV's Marcella, starring Anna Friel. Following the publication of their most recent novel The Silent Girl, each of the books in this series held three of the top five spots on the official Norwegian bestseller list.

Six bodies are found on a Swedish mountain - and a cold case rapidly heats up...


Six skeletons on a mountainside. The relics of a terrible crime committed long ago.

For Sebastian Bergman, that just makes the investigation into who they are, who killed them, and why, even more complex. At first the investigation was a chance to escape his ex-girlfriend and spend some time with his daughter, Vanja. An opportunity to try and build a relationship with her before it's too late.

But soon he finds that he's more involved than he would ever want to be. And his personal life is horribly, disastrously tangled up in it all . . .

  • Published: 16 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473535367
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the authors

Michael Hjorth

Michael Hjorth is one of Sweden’s best-known film and TV producers, and a well-renowned screenwriter whose work includes several screenplays of Henning Mankell’s Wallander.

Pat Barker

Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration (1991), The Eye in the Door (1993) and The Ghost Road (1995), which won the Booker Prize, as well as the more recent novels Border Crossing and Double Vision. She lives in Durham.

Hans Rosenfeldt

Hans Rosenfeldt has hosted both radio and television shows, and is Sweden’s leading screenwriter and the creator of The Bridge, which is broadcast in more than 170 countries.

Praise for The Man Who Wasn't There

Stunning … This is a complex and compelling novel that invites comparison with Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.

Sunday Times

Fans of Scandinavian TV dramas and clever thrillers will love The Man Who Wasn’t There… I can guarantee it’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.


It’s as good as Scandi lovers could imagine.

Peterborough evening Telegraph

The Man Who Wasn’t There isn’t just a good chunky novel – it’s a book that scores top marks for character plot and quality writing.

The Crime Wrap