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The Darkest Room (The Öland Quartet #2)

The Darkest Room - Johan Theorin

bookshelves: translation, one-penny-wonder, mystery-thriller, winter-20102011, sweden, boo-scary, published-2008

Read from January 20 to February 15, 2011

 

Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

WINTER 1846

This is where my book begins.

 

It is bitter mid-winter on the Swedish island of Oland, 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.