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Johan Theorin: The Darkest Room

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The Darkest Room
Johnan Theorin
Delta
ISBN 978-0-385-34222-3
29 September 2009
$18.95 in Canada

En français : L’écho des morts

9780385342223

Named Best Swedish Crime Novel (2008) and Best Scandinavian Crime Novel (2009).

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 island’s 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, it’s 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.

Written by Thomas

2009-08-23 at 14:25

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