HOW DO YOU SOLVE A CRIME WHEN YOUR OWN BODY IS FIGHTING AGAINST YOU?
Something devastating has taken place here in these mountains. Something that requires all my investigative abilities.
My name is Teresa Battaglia, I am a police chief inspector and I walk through hell every day. It’s not my gun, nor my uniform: my real weapon is my mind. Yet my mind is failing me…
My name is Teresa Battaglia, I have a secret that I dare not reveal even to myself, and for the first time in my life I am afraid.
In the village of Travenì, surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Italian Alps, a series of violent assaults take place.
When the first body is found in the woods, Police inspector Teresa Battaglia quickly realises her decades of experience as a profiler will not be enough to solve what looks like the work of a profoundly deranged mind. Soon more victims are found and when a new-born baby is kidnapped, Teresa’s investigation becomes a race against the clock.
But Teresa is also fighting a different kind of battle: against the silent reticence of a community determined to protect a secret legacy of shame; and against her own body, weighed down by age and diabetes, and her mind, once invincible and now slowly gnawing away at her memory…