SUMMARY: Sunday. Christmas Eve. There is a breakin at the Stables Estate in Pretoria East. Well-known businessman Lafras van Zyl is left for dead and his family has disappeared without a trace: Katerien van Zyl, acclaimed freediver with an American passport, and their children Willem and Cath. After six long weeks there are still no clues, and Captain AJ Williams has been summoned to solve the case, ASAP.
Journalist Alex Derksen and photographer Ranna Abramson are on the trail of the seventeen-year-old Martina Buitendag. She went missing in Yeoville and all that’s left behind is a threadbare case with R20 000 in cash and a handful of family photographs. Two crimes. Countless secrets. And more questions than answers.
Irma Venter is a journalist at a media company in Johannesburg. She has received several accolades, including the Siemens Africa
Profile Award for science and technology writing in 2012. She received the ATKV award for a suspense novel for her debut, Skoenlapper. Her subsequent best-selling novels are Skrapnel, ?Sondebok, ??Skarlaken ?and ?Sirkus?.