The Baztan Trilogy

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 89 ratings

The Invisible Guardian Summary

A killer at large in a remote Basque Country valley, a detective to rival Sarah Lund, myth versus reality, masterful storytelling - the Spanish best seller that has taken Europe by storm.

The naked body of a teenage girl is found on the banks of the River Baztán. Less than 24 hours after this discovery, a link is made to the murder of another girl the month before. Is this the work of a ritualistic killer or of the Invisible Guardian, the Basajaun, a creature of Basque mythology?

Thirty-year-old Inspector Amaia Salazar heads an investigation which will take her back to Elizondo, the village in the heart of Basque country where she was born, and to which she had hoped never to return. A place of mists, rain, and forests. A place of unresolved conflicts, of a dark secret that scarred her childhood and which will come back to torment her.

Torn between the rational, procedural part of her job and local myths and superstitions, Amaia Salazar has to fight off the demons of her past in order to confront the reality of a serial killer at loose in a region steeped in the history of the Spanish Inquisition.

©2015 Dolores Redondo (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Invisible Guardian

    • The Baztan Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Dolores Redondo
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    killer at large in a remote Basque Country valley, a detective to rival Sarah Lund, myth versus reality, masterful storytelling - the Spanish best seller that has taken Europe by storm. The naked body of a teenage girl is found on the banks of the River Baztán. Less than 24 hours after this discovery, a link is made to the murder of another girl the month before. Is this the work of a ritualistic killer or of the Invisible Guardian, the Basajaun, a creature of Basque mythology?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By K. H. Mackenzie on 12-05-18

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 2

    • The Legacy of the Bones

    • The Baztan Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Dolores Redondo
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The second book in Dolores Redondo's atmospheric Baztan trilogy, featuring Inspector Amaia Salazar. A year after arresting Jason Medina for the rape and murder of his step-daughter, Detective Inspector Amaia Salazar has one last duty to complete before starting her maternity leave - attending Medina's trial. When the trial is suddenly called off, Amaia is appalled. But the judge had no choice. Jason Medina has committed suicide in the bathroom of the courthouse, leaving behind a cryptic note addressed to Amaia: the single word ‘Tarttalo'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best audiobooks I've listened to

    • By Carolyn on 11-10-17

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 3

    • Offering to the Storm

    • The Baztan Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Dolores Redondo
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In Pamplona, capital of Navarra, Amaia Salazar is called in to investigate the death of a baby girl. The baby has red marks on her face, indicating she has been murdered. According to the girl's grandmother, the father tried to run away with the body, uttering something about an offering. She also mentions the Inguma - an evil being of Basque mythology that kills people in their sleep. The investigation takes Amaia and her team to the nearby valley of Baztan, where there have been an abnormally high number of similar cases - and some procedural irregularities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent end to the trilogy

    • By nice boots on 07-12-17

    Regular price: £13.99