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Second Child

By Jon Stenhugg

Secrets buried by war will be unearthed…

The Second World War has been over for more a year, when a Nazi war criminal calls U.S. Amy Lt. John Hurtree to his prison cell.

It is the day before he is to be executed and he tries to gain information about the identity of a child in a photograph.

Hurtree refuses to tell him anything, but the question of the child lingers with him and haunts his life for decades after…

Many years later in 1996 in Stockholm, Sweden, the police are investigating the mysterious death of a doctor and his nurse, grabbing Hurtree’s attention once again.

Determined to unravel the mystery that the Nazi war criminal left with him some fifty years ago, Hurtree travels to Sweden to discover more information…

He soon finds himself working with Police commissioner Sara Markham to solve the puzzle of the murders, but along the way they uncover the secret identity of an elderly woman living in southern Stockholm.

As the crime unravels, it becomes clear that this woman’s life is in immediate danger, and it will be a race against time to save her.

Through entwining both the past and the present, Jon Stenhugg captures the mystery of the novel and creates suspense until the very end.

How are the murder victims connected to the past and why is someone after them?

Praise for Jon Stenhugg

‘One of the best I’ve read this year… 8/10’ – Nordic Noir Book Reviews

Jon Stenhugg is a Swedish author, born in California, U.S.A. He graduated from Stockholm University with a degree in Education, Psychology and Statistics.


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