‘Milena makes a beguiling detective.’
‘Lukin is an wonderful, enigmatic woman who remains shrouded in mystery.’
Twenty-five years on, someone is still leaving lilies of the valley in the Belgrade street where a Romani boy was beaten to death by two youths.
One of the attackers was imprisoned. The other fled. After all these years on the run, the fugitive returns to confront his past, but within days his corpse is found floating in the Danube.
The police declare it a suicide and close the case. But Milena Lukin begins an investigation of her own – an investigation that will draw her into the dark heart of Serbia’s past.
CHRISTIAN SCHÜNEMANN, born in 1968, is a journalist who has worked in Moscow and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He received the Helmut Stegmann Prize for Journalism in 2001.
JELENA VOLIĆ is an academic, lecturing in modern German literature. She divides her time between Belgrade and Berlin.