Farewell to Freedom (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Sara Blaedel

Pegasus Books, 9781605984537, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 4, 2012

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A journey to a new life or a prison of despair and death? A shocking murder on Copenhagen's idyllic streets and a foundling baby reveal a perverse criminal underworld that spans across Europe.

A young woman’s body is found on the street in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district, her throat slit, and the media is clamoring for the grisly details. Detective Louise Rick is investigating the gruesome murder when her friend, Camilla Lind, calls. Louise assumes it is because Camilla, a crime reporter on a morning paper, wants to be the first to hear of any juicy new developments.  Instead, her distraught friend reveals that her ten year-old son found an abandoned baby on his way to school. As Louise digs deeper into the murder and the mysterious foundling, every clue uncovered points to organized human trafficking from Eastern Europe, run by ruthless gangsters who despise women and won’t hesitate to kill anyone who gets in their way...

About the Author

Sara Blaedel is the author of the international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick and journalist Camilla Lind, including Call Me Princess and Only One Life.  Her books are published in seventeen countries.  She lives in Copenhagen, and was voted Denmark's most popular novelist for the third time in 2011.

Praise For Farewell to Freedom: A Novel

Everyone keeps talking about the "trend" in crime writers—Scandinavian, German, Russian.  Blaedel is no trend.  Blaedel is a remarkable crime writer who time and again delivers a solid, engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy.
— Karin Slaughter, bestselling author of Fallen

An eerily realistic thriller that crackles with crisp
prose and steady suspense.

Blaedel is at the top of her game.  Louise Rick is a character who will
have readers coming back for more.
— Camilla Lackberg, bestselling author of The Stonecutter