Baltic Crimes - 8. A mother's love
|Genre||Fiction | Series | Crime|
Penitentiary Swinemünde: the long hallways of the prison bring back unpleasant memories for former state's attorney Karin Lossow. This time, though, she is not here for business. Holm Brendel of the neighbouring police in Heringsdorf has asked her to visit his high school sweetheart Martina and get a feel for her case. Martina Gentsch has been in custody awaiting trial for two years. She shot her lover - in self-defense, she claims. But the charge is for murder. Martina also claims that lead investigator Lucjan Gadocha removed evidence proving her story. Karin, though, has a hard time believing this. Holm Brendel, however, is fully con-vinced of her innocence. And it seems that Martina's release is within grasp when her lawyer announces a break-through - only to die in a car accident that same night. Holm is sure that the lawyer was silenced. His colleague Ellen Norgaard takes over the case, while secretly investigating another matter on Usedom. All the while Karin keeps crossing paths with the Polish detective Gadocha, asking herself whether to trust the man.