La desconocida (con Olivier Truc)

La desconocida (con Olivier Truc) / The Unknown Woman

Novel , 2023


Pages: 160

It's nighttime at the Barcelona port, and a security guard is on his rounds when his German Shepherd suddenly stops dead in its tracks, desperately sniffing at a shipping container. Upon reaching it, the Mossos d'Esquadra discover a woman inside, curled up in a fetal position, unconscious, and severely dehydrated. She bears a gash on her temple, burns on her face and body, and has no recollection of her identity or her native language, but she is miraculously alive. While she recovers at the Hospital Clínic, an attempt is made on her life. Inspector Anna Ripoll, an expert in human trafficking, appears to have unearthed her identity and a potential address: Alicia Garone; 19, rue du Chariot, Lyon. In the French city, Inspector Erik Zapori is grappling with internal affairs investigations related to corruption and prostitution. What better escape than to travel to Spain and assist in solving a case? Little does he know that this may turn out to be the most intricate one he's ever encountered.

Rosa Montero, one of the most beloved and award-winning authors in the Spanish language, returns to the world of crime fiction, this time accompanied by Olivier Truc, winner of the Quais du Polar Prize, the most prestigious French award in the detective genre.

“One novel, four hands, and a transnational challenge. Welcome it is. [...] Like a dance, quite beautiful.” ABC

“Black chemistry by four hands.” El Periódico

“Montero's contribution turns La Desconocida (The Unknown Woman) into an intriguing study of pain and identity, two of the author's favorite themes.” Zenda Libros