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Passenger 23
Passenger 23

Passenger 23

FICTION

416 Pages, 5.71 x 8.98

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781838935795

Rights: US & CA

Head of Zeus US (Apr 2021)
Head of Zeus

Not yet published. Ships 4/1/2021.
 

Overview

On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has anyone come back. Until now.

Five years ago Martin Schwarz, a police psychologist, lost his wife and son. They were holidaying on a cruise ship when they simply vanished. A lackluster investigation was unable to shed any light on what happened—murder-suicide being the coroner's verdict. It is a verdict that has haunted Martin ever since, blighting his life. But then he is contacted by an elderly woman, a writer, who claims to have information regarding their fate and wants him to come on board The Sultan of the Seas immediately. She explains that his wife and son are not the only mother and child pair to have disappeared. Only a few months ago another mother and daughter also vanished. She believes there may be a serial killer on board. But when the missing daughter reappears—carrying the teddy bear of Martin's missing son—it becomes apparent that the truth could be much, much worse...

Author Biography

Sebastian Fitzek is Germany's most successful author of psychological thrillers. His books have been sold 11 million copies, been translated into more than 24 languages and are the basis for international cinema adaptations and theater adaptations. He was the first German author to be awarded the European Prize for Criminal Literature.