A chilling true crime story of poisonous family secrets, love gone wrong, and a cold case that refused to stay buried…
In late summer of 2012, millionaire landowner Göran Lundblad went missing from his farm in Sweden. When a search yielded nothing, and all physical evidence had seemingly disappeared, authorities had little to go on—except a disturbing phone call five weeks later from Göran’s daughter Maria. She was sure that her sister, Sara, was somehow involved. At the heart of the alleged crime: Sara’s greed, her father’s land holdings, and his bitter feud with Sara’s idler boyfriend.
With no body, there was no crime—and the case went as cold and dark as the forests of southern Sweden. But not for Therese Tang. For two years, this case was her obsession.
A hard-working ex-model, mother of three, and Missing People investigator, Therese was willing to put her own safety at risk in order to uncover the truth. What she found was a nest of depraved secrets, lies, and betrayal. All she had to do now, in her relentless and dangerous pursuit of justice, was prove that it led to murder.
“The Dark Heart is an extraordinary examination of a rather ordinary crime…From the nineteenth century-esque High Lutheran Church conservatism of the Lundblads to the boundless moxie of Tang and her fellow private eyes, The Dark Heart is such pleasurable reading because it is chock-full of such fascinatingly rich people.” —New York Journal of Books
Joakim Palmkvist worked for over two decades as a journalist and is one of Sweden’s most experienced and well-known crime reporters. He has interviewed some of the country’s most notorious criminals and lives under a protected identity after publishing accounts about the mafia and extremist groups on both the right and the left. Palmkvist lives in Malmö.