The Emma Carow Trilogy

The Emma Carow Trilogy

High above the dark rooftops of Berlin hang three bodies wrapped in silver duct tape like alien cocoons. And very soon, more bodies will follow, hidden away in plain sight in the many abandoned ruins of the city.

No one knows who cold have done it – but the brilliant profiler Emma Carow is determined to figure wo it was, and why.

“Why?” is a question that torments her.

Seven years ago, she was strapped to a bed for three days and raped with knife. Now her rapist is out of prison and has made a career of himself as a writer and TV persona celebrated for his change from rapist to rehabilitated Mensch.

The only one who doesn’t believe he’s changed is Emma Carow.

She can’t prove it, but she; sure he is raping again, and perhaps more: killing.

She is also convinced the only way to stop him – and free herself from his will – is to kill him.

The Emma Carow Trilogy

High above the dark rooftops of Berlin hang three bodies wrapped in silver duct tape like alien cocoons. And very soon, more bodies will follow, hidden away in plain sight in the many abandoned ruins of the city.

No one knows who cold have done it – but the brilliant profiler Emma Carow is determined to figure who it was, and why.

“Why?” is a question that torments her.

Seven years ago, she was strapped to a bed for three days and raped with knife. Now her rapist is out of prison and has made a career of himself as a writer and TV persona celebrated for his change from rapist to rehabilitated Mensch.

The only one who doesn’t believe he’s changed is Emma Carow.

She can’t prove it, but she; sure he is raping again, and perhaps more: killing.

She is also convinced the only way to stop him – and free herself from his will – is to kill him.

We never
wanted to
write a thriller

We had never written a mystery or thriller before, but we had a character we loved – a woman who does not understand men, or women, or how to live a happy life, but she does understand one thing – serial killers.

We stumbled upon her by chance. We were planning a romantic comedy about a woman who wanted love, but always misinterpreted the signals men give. To make her more interesting, we gave her the job of profiler, where she was very good at interpreting the signals given by certain men – killers.

Our only problem was, we couldn’t make it funny.

One day, Astrid said, “We have to go dark.”

We went very dark. Darker than either of us thought we could.

Astrid and I write thrillers as Ule Hansen

We never
wanted to
write a thriller

We had never written a mystery or thriller before, but we had a character we loved – a woman who does not understand men, or women, or how to live a happy life, but she does understand one thing – serial killers.

We stumbled upon her by chance. We were planning a romantic comedy about a woman who wanted love, but always misinterpreted the signals men give. To make her more interesting, we gave her the job of profiler, where she was very good at interpreting the signals given by certain men – killers.

Our only problem was, we couldn’t make it funny.

One day, Astrid said, “We have to go dark.”

We went very dark. Darker than either of us thought we could.

Emma Carow 1: Neuntoeter

Book 1:
Neuntöter:

Traumatized and unhappy, the Berlin profiler Emma Carow only understands one thing: How serial killers think.

At the same time she begins searching for a killer who wraps his victims in silver duct tape and hangs them in abandoned buildings, her rapist gets out of prison and tries to contact her.

Emma is not afraid. She is looking forward to meeting him again. She always knew it would happen, and now she is prepared – this time, she will be the one wielding the knife.

Emma Carow 2: Blutbuche

Book 2
Blutbuche

But is she a killer – like he is? Or is she a better person?

When a series of body parts begin popping up in a nearby Polish town, and their owners are traced to women who have been disappearing in Berlin, Emma is called on to figure out what is driving the killer to do this.

At the same time, she has to decide whether to kill her rapist and lose her soul or forgive him and save it.

Emma Carow 3: Wassertoechter

Book 3:
Wassertöchter:

There are no bodies. There are no victims. There is just Emma Carow’s rapist – and the more he appears to be a changed man, the most Emma believes he is raping women again.

With no evidence, with no clues, Emma Carow begins searching – and she finds a series of women who have vanished that no one has ever tried to find before.

She is sure her rapist is behind the murders. As the cat and mouse game between them comes to a climax, she will have to kill him or let him kill her.