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The Soul Breaker
The Soul Breaker

The Soul Breaker


352 Pages, 5.71 x 8.98

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781838935849

Rights: US & CA

Head of Zeus US (Sep 2021)
Head of Zeus

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2021


International bestseller Sebastian Fitzek plunges readers into the depths of their own souls in a new high-concept thriller. The Soul Breaker destroys women.He doesn't kill them or mutilate them. But he leaves them completely dead inside, paralyzed and catatonic. His only trace a note left in their hands.There are three known victims when suddenly the abductions stop. The Soul Breaker has tired of his game, it seems.Meanwhile, a man has been found in the snow outside an exclusive psychiatric clinic. He has no recollection of who he is, or why he is there. Unable to match him to any of the police's missing people, the nurses call him Casper.Casper makes little progress regaining his memory, but he grows restless and wants to leave the clinic to piece together the few clues to his life. But the weather has taken a turn for the worse, and the clinic becomes completely cut off to the world outside.No one is able to reach the clinic, and its staff and patients cannot leave. So when the head psychiatrist is found trembling, naked and distraught, with a slip of paper clasped in her hands, it seems somehow the Soul Breaker has returned . . . 

Author Biography

Sebastian Fitzek is Germany's most successful author. His books have sold 13 million copies, been translated into more than thirty-six languages and are the basis for international cinema and theatre adaptations. Sebastian Fitzek was the first German author to be awarded the European Prize for Criminal Literature. He lives with his family in Berlin.John Brownjohn was a British literary translator. He translated more than 160 books, and won the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for German translation three times and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize once. He also collaborated with the filmmaker Roman Polanski on Tess (1979), Pirates (1986), Bitter Moon (1992), The Ninth Gate (1999) and The Pianist (2002). He died in January 2020 at the age of 90.