The unmistakable style of Florencia Etcheves brings us an enigmatic, unsettling story, as cruel as it is human, with traces of subtle irony and delicate humor, in a tone as authentic as the finest journalism.
Mar del Plata, February 1982. After a few too many, world champion boxer Pipo Larrabe empties every ounce of his rage on his wife. Not for a minute does he think of his little daughter Ángela, whom a newcomer on the force, Inspector Francisco Juánez finds hiding, terrified, in a shack in the garden.
Many years later, Juánez gets a call from Key West, Florida: Ángela Larrabe has gotten three messages she can’t decipher, and in the meantime, young women in the city are being assaulted, and two of them have wound up dead. The champ’s daughter is in trouble, and Francisco Juánez is the only one who can help her. Will he find the clue that uncovers the killer who is stalking Ángela? And if he does, will he finally be rid of the guilt that has tormented her since the death of Gloriana Márquez, whom he was incapable of saving?