The Fire Dance
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2014
Duration: 9 hours 11 minutes
Detective Inspector Irene Huss hasn’t seen Sophie Malmborg for over fifteen years, but she’s still haunted by the strange young ballerina’s role in the fire that killed her stepfather. Why had she refused to speak to Irene and the other case workers? Could an eleven-year-old—even one as disturbed and aloof as Sophie—truly be capable of setting her own house on fire?
Irene’s questions resurface fifteen years later, when Sophie disappears and the charred remains of a dancer are found in an abandoned warehouse. Irene has a startling realization that could shed light on the case that has been lingering in the back of her mind since the beginning of her career.
“A strong mystery and an interesting setting help build the momentum in the sixth installment of the Detective Inspector Huss series…The female lead’s personal life is clearly shown along with her professional challenges. Readers will also find it entertaining to read about life in Sweden, which is not so foreign that outsiders can’t relate.”—RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)