Butterfly on the Storm

Heartland Trilogy Book 1

Walter Lucius

'Ambitious, intricate, riveting' The Times

** The first instalment in the bestselling original Dutch thriller**

Haunted by a past you can never escape . . .

When a young boy from Afghanistan is the victim of a brutal hit-and-run in woods outside Amsterdam journalist Farah Hafez visits the scene, seeking to discover how a child from her homeland ended up here. Instead, she finds a burnt-out car and two bodied - sinister clues to a far darker mystery.
It is the beginning of a journey that leads her into an intricate web of crime and corruption stretching across Europe and deep into a past that Farah had once sought to escape - a past that nearly killed her.

And if she goes back will she ever make it out again?


Butterfly on the Storm is the first mystery to unravel in a tense, explosive and gripping new trilogy you won't want to put down. For lovers of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, this fast-paced crime novel will be this year's page-turner.

Praise for Walter Lucius

'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De Limburger

'Riveting until the very end' AD Weekend [Dutch Newspaper]

'The Dutch answer to the tsunami of Scandinavian thrillers' BB Boekblad

  • Penguin
  • Published 7th September 2017
  • 528 Pages
  • 129mm x 198mm x 31mm
  • 362g
  • £7.99