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WINNER OF SWEDENS BEST CRIME NOVEL AWARD

On the idyllic island of Öland, off the coast of northern Sweden, a young couple from Stockholm tries to start life afresh. For Joakim and Katrine Westin, reclaiming a long-neglected family manor will be a labor of love, as they slowly bring the sprawling home back to life and introduce their two children to the islands woodlands, glens, and beaches. But in the Westins new home, there are things that cannot be repaired, lives that have gone wrong, and secrets that have followed them. When the family is struck by tragedy, its up to grief-stricken Joakim to put together a puzzle of inexplicable loss, unbearable suspicion, and tangled lives. In this powerhouse of suspense-at once a crime novel and a searing family drama-a home built as a shelter from the sea becomes a human storm of murder.

Review:

"At the start of Theorin's intense and atmospheric thriller, his second after Echoes from the Dead, Stockholm schoolteacher Joakim Westin has just joined his wife, Katrine, and their two young children at their new house on Eel Point on the northern island of land. When Katrine mysteriously drowns in shallow water near Eel Point's twin lighthouses, Joakim can't shake the feeling that Katrine is still with him. Though the police declare Katrine's death an accident, a new rookie cop in the area, Tilda Davidsson, isn't convinced and quietly pursues her own investigation. Joakim and Tilda's paths intertwine as they both uncover disturbing secrets about Eel Point's past. Theorin crafts a modern ghost story, expertly weaving together the present with glimpses into the lives — and deaths — of Eel Point's previous residents. Fans of dark Scandinavian crime fiction will welcome this new voice." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Johan Theorin was born in 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and has spent every summer of his life on northern Oland. He is a journalist and scriptwriter. His second novel, Night Blizzard, will be published by Delacorte in 2009.

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gailjackman, January 10, 2010 (view all comments by gailjackman)
This is Johan Theorin at his best. This book is haunting and completely draws you in by the haunting mystery and the rich atmosphere surrounding the island of Oland, off the Swedish coast. There is so much history attached to the manor and the lighthouses, as well as ghost stories attached to this story. Another "hard-to-put-down" book from a great author.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385342223
Author:
Theorin, Johan
Publisher:
Delta
Translator:
Delargy, Marlaine
Author:
Johan Theorin
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
èOland (Sweden)
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.02x5.20x.95 in. .70 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of Theorin's intense and atmospheric thriller, his second after Echoes from the Dead, Stockholm schoolteacher Joakim Westin has just joined his wife, Katrine, and their two young children at their new house on Eel Point on the northern island of land. When Katrine mysteriously drowns in shallow water near Eel Point's twin lighthouses, Joakim can't shake the feeling that Katrine is still with him. Though the police declare Katrine's death an accident, a new rookie cop in the area, Tilda Davidsson, isn't convinced and quietly pursues her own investigation. Joakim and Tilda's paths intertwine as they both uncover disturbing secrets about Eel Point's past. Theorin crafts a modern ghost story, expertly weaving together the present with glimpses into the lives — and deaths — of Eel Point's previous residents. Fans of dark Scandinavian crime fiction will welcome this new voice." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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