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About the book
In the ballet world, Dutch Mischa and Russian Nikolaj are a celebrity dream couple. The car accident in which their small daughter died seems to have brought them even closer together. Then fire breaks out in the house where they are living temporarily. Mischa and Nikolaj survive the fire, but both end up in hospital severely injured. In a two-room setting in alternating chapters, Mischa and Nik each tell their own story. It is up to a police inspector to identify the unreliable narrator. Nik claims that on the night of the fire he told Mischa that he wanted a divorce, which is why she wanted to kill him. According to Nik, Mischa has been drinking since the death of their daughter. He is worried about their son and wants to take him away. Mischa says it is the other way around: she wanted to divorce him… readers are kept on their toes until the very end in this tense psychological thriller.