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“Evocative and haunting, with a subtle sense of menace that grows with each page.”
- Simon Beckett, author of The Chemistry of Death
The Quarry
As the last snow melts on the Swedish island of Öland, Per Morner is preparing for his children’s Easter visit. But his plans are disrupted when he receives a phone call from his estranged father, Jerry, begging for help.

Per finds Jerry close to death in his blazing woodland studio. He’s been stabbed, and two dead bodies are later discovered in the burnt-out building.

The only suspect, Jerry’s work partner, is confirmed as one of the dead. But why does Jerry insist his colleague is still alive? And why does he think he’s still a threat to his life?

When Jerry dies in hospital a few days later, Per becomes determined to find out what really happened. But the closer he gets to the truth, the more danger he finds himself in.

And nowhere is more dangerous than the nearby quarry...

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8 Reviews

Wednesday 12th June

In middle of reading this book at the moment...............pretty good so far.
Sunday 2nd September

I also didn't know what alvar was haha! :D I love your books, Johan, can't wait for the next one! :)
Saturday 28th July

I think your books are just amazing. They draw you into them so you feel you are with the characters and actually on the Island. I suffer from ptsd and have struggled to get back into reading which I love, and your books have helped me enormously as they are so GOOD. I want to read it quick to see what happens but then I want to read them slowly to make them last !!!
Tuesday 27th September

Thank you for these wonderful novels. My wish would be for you to write a novel a month. Waiting with baited breath for your next work.
Sunday 28th August

I have been recommending your books to everyone! Thank you for these wonderful tales. I cannot wait 'til The Quarry is available on Kindle. I need to wait to read it that way because the books are so engrossing, I must keep them with me at all times. : ) Tack! Liza
Victor Gonzalez
Monday 8th August

Hello I am going crazy!!! when do you think we will have THE QUARRY in spanish in Mexico?????? hurry please!!!!!
Saturday 16th July

The cover interested me. I knew those steps from somewhere in my past! Having read the whole book and not knowing what the alvar was and now I do coz I looked it up makes the novel come alive somehow.
Tuesday 5th July

I am your biggest fan in Mexico. It is true, the biggest in all Mexico.
When do you think we will have your new novel in spanish in Mexico? I am desperate about this!!!!!