Commissioner Hanno Kaltwasser’s first day at his new job is anything but a picnic! In the wake of a crisis—both professional and personal—he has requested a transfer from Munich to Berlin, where he finds himself thrown into the deep end straight away, confronted with a case involving a hanged man in a derelict villa in the centre of Berlin.
Was it suicide or murder? Who is the dead man and what role did he play in the fire that destroyed the villa twenty years ago, killing all the inhabitants? Kaltwasser rolls up his sleeves and gets stuck in but finds himself constantly confronted with ghosts from the past. And his colleague Katja Janisch’s aloof, stand-offish demeanour also takes some getting used to…
a guilt that lasts forever - detective inspector Kaltwasser’s first case
an atmospheric urban crime novel, in which the author skilfully entwines the city and its history