In 1974 the same boy had surfaced in connection with a sudden death in his new home. And then again ten years later, in connection with yet another case: a dramatic double-murder in Sunnfjord. The small boy is now an adult, and on the run in Oslo, determined to take revenge on those responsible for destroying his life.
Gunnar Staalesen, born in 1947 in Bergen, Norway, is a leading author of crime stories, which books have been translated into more than 12 languages and have twice won Norway's top crime prize, the Golden Pistol. EuroCrime published The Writing on the Wall in 2004.