Publication date
February 2023
Format info
415 pages

Hiding in Plain Sight


Evil is often hiding in plain sight.

Award-winning Journalist Rebekka Härkönen’s debut crime novel, Hiding in Plain Sight plunges into the shadows of abuses of power that leave their mark on the most innocent.

When two horrific incidents punctuate the November gloom in Helsinki – a young man shoots three people and then himself on the metro, followed by the discovery of a plastic-wrapped torso dumped at the railway station. With a suspected terror attack and then a dismemberment – crime reporter Suuna Walta is on it.

The seasoned hack has her methods of obtaining information for her scoops, however much Detective Inspector Jens Jäämeri, a perpetual thorn in her side, tries to make it difficult for her. As the police begin their investigation into the shooting, Suuna soon receives a tip-off from the underworld that it wasn’t motivated by jihad, no matter what the police may say.
Finnish crime reporter Rebekka Härkönen lifts the lid on the modern, hectic world of crime reporting with her standalone series featuring Suuna Walta, drawing inspiration from real-life cases, and the social- and administrative failings swept under the mat.