The Darkest Room (Paperback)

By Johan Theorin, Marlaine Delargy (Translator)
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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.

About the Author

Johan Theorin has spent all his summers on the island of Oland where Echoes From the Dead, his first novel, is set. He is a journalist and has had several short stories published.

Praise For…

“A fantastic first novel . . . haunting and lyrical.”—Guardian, London

“Theorin’s deeply disturbing debut will remind many of Henning Mankell both in its thematic intensity and dark tone.”—Publishers Weekly

“Vividly rendered . . . The fully fleshed characters and excellent plot should appeal to all crime and thriller readers.”—Booklist, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385342223
ISBN-10: 0385342225
Publisher: Delta
Publication Date: September 29th, 2009
Pages: 438
Language: English