Anna Fekete, who fled the Yugoslavian wars as a child, has a past. Just beginning her career as a criminal investigator in a northern Finnish coastal town, she is thrust into a high-profile, seemingly unsolvable case that has riveted the nation. It doesn't help that her middle-aged new partner, Esko, doesn't bother hiding his racist prejudices, and Anna becomes the target of a systematic campaign to unsettle her.
A young woman has been killed on a running trail, and a pendant depicting an Aztec god has been found in her possession. Another murder soon follows. All signs point to a serial killer, but can Anna catch the Hummingbird before he – or she – strikes again? And at what personal cost?
Dark, gritty and filled with contemporary themes, this is a chilling, unforgettable book that you will find impossible to put down. Or forget.
'If you're a fan of Swedish crime queen Camilla Läckberg, you'll love Hiekkapelto' Kaleva
'An exceptionally promising debut!' Seura
'Promising Northern darkness' Helsingin Sanomat
'Here is an author who, with her first detective novel, trounces the Swedes. Läckberg & Co. feel clunky once you’ve had a chance to devour the realistic, engrossing and vitally topical story about Yugoslav Hungarian Anna Fekete, a criminal investigator from a northern Finnish coastal town' Viva
'The Hummingbird is a confident, thrilling crime novel, which credibly depicts the everyday life of the Finnish police' Me Naiset