Carmen Puerto is an inspector of the National Police Corps, but she has been living confined to her Sevillian residence for the last six years. She has rented her house to a discreet hairdresser, Jesus Fernández, who is in charge of doing the household shopping and sending it through a service lift. And yet Carmen only needs her laptop and her mobile to be a policewoman.
Despite her strange way of relating to the world, the consequence of an alleged fatal mistake she made long ago during an investigation, her boss is not resigned to do without her, not when there is a case of unusual complexity. Various frozen human remains appear in three Spanish cities: Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. In her investigation, Carmen Puerto will count on the collaboration of her former colleagues Jaime and Julia, who will act as her eyes and ears.
Los amantes anónimos is a fascinating literary foray into the strange combination of loneliness and hyperconnection that characterizes contemporary society, and a brilliant twist on the detective genre. Thanks to the strength of the characters and a story that immerses the reader into the details of the investigation as if he were a member of Carmen’s team, Salvador Gutierrez Solis pushes to the limit the traditional question of who is the murderer, immersing us in a plot marked by the profound technological changes of recent decades. In Los amantes anónimos the border between the real and the virtual tends to get confused and blurred, throwing its protagonists at a breakneck into a risky search for something that always eludes them.