The Darkest Room
It is bitter mid-winter on the Swedish island of Öland, and Katrine and Joakim Westin have moved with their children to the boarded-up manor house at Eel Point. But their remote idyll is soon shattered when Katrine is found drowned off the rocks nearby. As Joakim struggles to keep his sanity in the wake of the tragedy, the old house begins to exert a strange hold over him.
Joakim has never been in the least superstitious, but from where are those whispering noises coming? To whom does his daughter call out in the night? And why is the barn door for ever ajar?
As the end of the year approaches, and the infamous winter storm moves in across Öland, Joakim begins to fear that the most spine-chilling story he’s heard about Eel Point might indeed be true: that every Christmas the dead return...
What the critics say:
Echoes from the Dead was rightly acclaimed in the UK, and this, his second novel, is even better. A powerful study of grief, loss and vulnerability, with a commendably earth-bound solution.
- Laura Wilson, THE GUARDIAN
A nerve-jangling set-up...this latest tale of crime in a cold climate summons up a haunting sense of human frailty.
An incredibly well-written tome with a satisfying finale.
- NEWS OF THE WORLD
The latest Swedish sensation...a bestseller in Scandinavia after publishing only two novels.
- THE TIMES
If you're tired of alcoholic British coppers and inner-city crime, perhaps you should pick up THE DARKEST ROOM - as soon as possible.
- GOOD BOOK GUIDE
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