Woman of the Dead: A Thriller

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The riveting international bestseller that tells the story of Brunhilde Blum, an undertaker who does not scare easily. “One of the most arresting thrillers I’ve read in years...As a mother, Blum is touching...as a vengeful wife determined to hunt down her husband’s killers...Be very, very afraid” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner).

Brunhilde Blum is an undertaker—an outspoken woman in a demanding, often grim profession, typically run by men. She is also the loving mother of two young children, adored by family and friends for her kind heart, strength, and sharp wit. She is happily married to Mark, a loyal partner and dedicated policeman. Blum has a great life—a life that masks the terrible secrets of a brutal childhood. But, for eight years with Mark, everything is perfect.

Then, in one devastating moment, Mark is killed in a hit-and-run accident, and Blum’s happiness is shattered. Blum grieves but refuses to accept her fate. She soon discovers that there is more to Mark’s death. It wasn’t an accident. Mark was investigating a strange case on his own time. A group of influential people wanted her husband dead. But why?

Blum is determined to find answers—and to get justice. Vivid and tense, Woman of the Dead is an unforgettable thriller, with dashes of Dexter, about the lengths one woman will go to for vengeance, and about the tug-of-war between good and evil that lies in all of us.

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Bernhard Aichner is an award-winning author and photographer living in Innsbruck, Austria. His books have been translated into twelve languages. Woman of the Dead is his first book to be translated into English.

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"One of the most arresting thrillers I've read in years. A hypnotic thriller! Aichner plumbs the darkest depths of the human psyche in this compelling tale of a female undertaker. As a mother, Blum is touching and relatable, but as a vengeful wife determined to hunt down her husband's killers... be afraid. Be very, very afraid."--Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A wonderful thriller about love and retribution - playful, dark and dangerous - I read it in one sitting."--William Ryan, author of The Holy Thief

"Aichner packs a lot into a powerful thriller. Wow. You Taylor Stevens and Lisa Gardner readers, Greg Rucka readers, those who like kickass women--buy this."--Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

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