A Hazel Micallef Mystery

The Taken

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The eagerly awaited second novel from the author of the widely acclaimed debut mystery The Calling.

DI Hazel Micallef is still recovering from back surgery when a report comes in that a body has been found in a nearby lake, snagged under several feet of water. But as DC Wingate says, the whole thing is way too eerie. The first installment of a story has just been published in the local paper: a passage that describes in detail just such a discovery. Real life is far too close to fiction for coincidence.

The second novel featuring Hazel Micallef is a stunning and suspenseful exploration of the obsessive far reaches of love. It will confirm Inger Ash Wolfe as one of the best mystery writers there is.


Chapter 1

Thursday, May 19
Glynnis Pedersen's house was full of clocks. There were silver mantel clocks with lunar white faces, wall clocks made from antique car parts, clocks created from the refuse of old metal advertisements, a couple of small digital clocks, one grandfather...
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"A terrifyingly addictive series—I'm hooked! Detective Hazel Micallef investigates the creepiest of crimes." Mo Hayder

"The work of a major talent.... Wolfe is a master at atmosphere and setting, capturing perfectly the glory of small-town Ontario.... Highly satisfying." Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail

"Just as compelling as the first... with an even more expertly managed plot.... Keeps the reader's heart pounding from first page to last in a distinctive and superior crime novel." Toronto Star