Her Enemy (The Maria Kallio Series)

By Leena Lehtolainen

Leaving the Helsinki police strength to place her new legislation measure to take advantage of, Maria Kallio is prepared for a clean begin. but if she discovers a strangled physique, outdated conduct die demanding for the redheaded sleuth—especially because the accused is said to her new boyfriend.

The police rush to shut the case opposed to the victim’s fiancé, yet Maria is confident they’ve obtained the incorrect guy and shortly unearths herself unofficially investigating the homicide, now categorised a intercourse crime. To crack the case, Kallio should pull again the curtain at the mystery dealings of Finnish excessive society…and discover a mystery an individual is keen to kill to maintain hidden.

Her Enemy, the second one e-book in Lehtolainen’s overseas bestselling Nordic crime sequence, sends intrepid Detective Kallio to the darkish facet of human passion.

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If you happen to imagine you could wildly accuse humans of terrible issues with out wasting your activity right here, you’re from your brain! ” “You aren’t going to hit me even though, are you, Risto? Or strangle me, such as you strangled Armi? ” I heard a horrified consumption of breath from Marita, who took a step towards me as though looking safety from Risto. Risto stared at his spouse for a moment after which discovered that she needs to think me. “Marita! Don’t think a observe she says! What have you ever been telling Maria? ” Risto’s voice was once so threatening that i'd were afraid too, if I have been Marita. “Marita hasn’t acknowledged something to me. I drew my very own conclusions from her bruises. Why do you hit her? Does it make you are feeling greater approximately your self? ” “Hit? every body has fights occasionally. And our marriage is none of your corporation, Maria. now not as an legal professional or as my brother-in-law’s female friend. You aren’t even part of this relations. ” I checked out Risto’s hands—the palms of a guy who labored at a table. Sparse black hairs grew on their backs, and his marriage ceremony band was once approximately 1 / 4 of an inch thick. have been these the palms that strangled Armi? “Risto, if there's any fact to what Maria is asserting, you'll want to inform me now,” Marita whispered, as though forcing the phrases out of her mouth basically with splendid trouble. Risto stared at her as Marita withdrew from him and stepped toward me. “I don’t comprehend something approximately whatever, and I’m unlikely to face right here hearing both of you. I’m going to move get my brother out of penal complex! ” Risto bellowed prior to slamming the door open and storming out. Marita collapsed right into a chair and didn’t commence speaking till she heard the screeching of vehicle tires pulling out of the driveway. “It isn’t what you're thinking that, Maria. Risto doesn’t hit me quite often. He’s simply been below loads rigidity in recent times. issues are going poorly at his corporation and he’s been on a hair-trigger. He doesn’t suggest it, he didn’t suggest to harm me, and that i bruise so simply. ” “Jesus Christ, Marita! You can’t particularly think that! you'll want to get support. You can’t allow him escape with hitting you. Does he abuse the lads too? ” “No! I wouldn’t enable him. ” the way in which Marita shook her head jogged my memory of an identical pursuits Antti made whilst he used to be distressed. “You don’t recognize what it’s like, Maria. Risto is so great as a rule. after which occasionally i am getting labored up and begin nagging him approximately anything, after which he hits me. ” “Don’t you dare blame your self! have you ever talked to a person approximately this? ” “Well, i attempted to get us into kin treatment while Sanna died, simply because Risto was once so depressed. He wouldn’t move, although, simply because he used to be scared of having it pop out someway and harm his recognition. Antti doesn’t find out about this, does he? ” Marita seemed extra fearful of that than the chance that her husband used to be a assassin. “Yes, he understands. And he desires to check with you approximately it. ” “Do ma and pa understand? ” Marita sniffed. “No. Did Armi? ” “Yes. ” Marita shook her head, taking a look like Antti back. “Armi was once the one that inspired me to visit remedy. She stated that Risto could…get better…that hitting in a family members was once like an infectious illness that Risto stuck from Henrik.

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