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Cold Heart

Thriller / Crime, Fiction

"That's not my mum."

Clara and Jakob Lipmann’s life is picture-perfect: a dream wedding, a house in the leafy suburbs of Munich, and a baby on the way. Jakob earns good money as a manager, Clara stays at home with little Marie – gladly, despite some minor struggles with motherhood. But the family’s happy bubble is burst suddenly when five-year-old Marie disappears without a trace. The police assume she was kidnapped; indeed, this seems to be the most likely option given that Marie’s nanny Melina has also disappeared. Yet no leads are found in the two month-long investigation, and things are not looking good. That is until Kim Lansky, who used to work in cybercrime, joins the team. 

Lansky follows Melina’s tracks, who sadly will not be found alive. And instead of answers, more and more questions emerge: What are the parents hiding? What does this case have to do with another abduction in the nineties? And, most of all, why do so many children keep disappearing in Munich?

  • Henri Faber’s second thriller, gripping and sophisticated
  • Fast-paced, breathless, unpredictable
Henri Faber

Henri Faber, born in 1986, was born and raised in Lower Austria. He studied journalism and communication, and currently lives as an author and copywriter in Hamburg. No Way Out was his debut as a thriller writer.

Cold Heart

"That's not my mum."

Clara and Jakob Lipmann’s life is picture-perfect: a dream wedding, a house in the leafy suburbs of Munich, and a baby on the way. Jakob earns good money as a manager, Clara stays at home with little Marie – gladly, despite some minor struggles with motherhood. But the family’s happy bubble is burst suddenly when five-year-old Marie disappears without a trace. The police assume she was kidnapped; indeed, this seems to be the most likely option given that Marie’s nanny Melina has also disappeared. Yet no leads are found in the two month-long investigation, and things are not looking good. That is until Kim Lansky, who used to work in cybercrime, joins the team. 

Lansky follows Melina’s tracks, who sadly will not be found alive. And instead of answers, more and more questions emerge: What are the parents hiding? What does this case have to do with another abduction in the nineties? And, most of all, why do so many children keep disappearing in Munich?

  • Henri Faber’s second thriller, gripping and sophisticated
  • Fast-paced, breathless, unpredictable
Bibliographic Data
416 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-22012-5
First published 2022