For the first time Bella Block knows the dead victim: it is the pregnant niece of one of her closest friends. This fact makes her more vulnerable but she also tends to think that aging is responsible for her heightened sensitivity. It is just that which helps her finding the murderer, when noone else has a clue. Keeping up the tension until the end, this intelligent, claustrophobic thriller also tackles questions like: Are killers sick or do they act consciously? Are love and trust reliable values?