(The Cliff)

The second book
of the crime series

about two policemen
from the Police X Archives


There isn’t any nightmare darker than this one in which your child dies. What if it isn’t a dream? And you are solely to blame for this death?

On the hottest day in June, Zuzia dies in the car left in the sun-drenched car park in Toruń. Her mother cannot forgive herself. She has a mental health crisis. Just when she seems to be on the right way to overcome her trauma, suddenly she disappears without a trace.

Nobody has been able to explain the case of her disappearance for years. The investigation gains momentum only when the files are handed over Maria Herman and Olgierd Borewicz from the Police X Archives in Bydgoszcz. However, the obstacles begin to appear again.

The detectives who are tired because of the hellish heat lose their trails and the truth hides again and again in the shadow of dark events in order to blur like a mirage in a moment.

Will the investigators who are misled by their own demons find the strength to fight against them and solve the mystery?

Maria Herman and Olgierd Borewicz, two policemen from the Police X Archives in Bydgoszcz, try to break the conspiracy of silence of Zuzia's relatives.

First published: 26th April 2023




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