Nominated by:

Stadt:Bibliothek Salzburg, Austria

Publisher of nominated edition:

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, UK

Woman of the Dead

Bernhard Aichner      

Translated from the original German by Anthea Bell

2017 Longlist

How far would you go to avenge the one you love?
Blum has a secret buried deep in her past. She thought she’d left the past behind. But then Mark, the man she loves, dies.

His death looks like a hit-and-run. It isn’t a hit-and-run. Mark has been killed by the men he was investigating.

And then, suddenly, Blum rediscovers what she’s capable of…

The unstoppable German thriller which is sweeping the globe: Woman of the Dead is the hugely compelling novel about a woman who seeks revenge and gets it.

(from publisher)

About the Author

Bernhard Aichner was born in 1972 and lives in Innsbruck, Austria, where he works as an author and photographer. As research for Woman of the Dead, he worked as an undertaker’s assistant for six months.

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