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|Hallock Public Library||THE (Text)||35500004354450||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0385342217 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9780385342216 (pbk.)
388 p. ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2008.
|General Note:||Translated from the Swedish.|
|Summary, etc.:||Twenty years after Jens disappeared without a trace from the island of Oland, a package is mailed to the boy's grandfather that contains the worn and mended shoe of a child, prompting the grandfather to contact the child's mother, resume the hunt for the boy, and make a shocking connection between Jens's disappearance and the island's most notorious murder case.|
Translated from the Swedish.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 October #1
*Starred Review* Another winner of Sweden's Best First Crime Novel Award, and another excellent crime novel. In the 1970s, on the island of Oland, a small boy disappears in the fog. For 20 years, his mother puts her life on hold until her father calls and says he has a clue. Returning to the island is hard for Julia, and she packs two bottles of red wine for assistance. Arriving at her childhood village, she is quickly drawn into her father's circle of elderly friends, all interested in helping solve her son's disappearance, but the solitary (and somewhat endearing) pensioners are not always willing to share clues. Julia's modern-day search alternates with historical scenes from the life of Nils Kant, the village scapegoat and a suspect in the disappearance. This narrative strategy for drawing in the reader and advancing the story is reminiscent of Jo Nesbo's outstanding Redbreast (2007), and it works equally well here. Julia finally faces her grief and begins to heal even as she begins to understand the many mysteries buried in the island's history, giving the novel a hopeful and uplifting ending. The island, though vividly rendered, will not seem particularly foreign to American readers, and the fully fleshed characters and excellent plot should appeal to all crime and thriller readers. Essential for all crime collections. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.
Johan Theorin was born in 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and has spent every summer of his life on northern Oland. He is a journalist and scriptwriter. His second novel, Night Blizzard, will be published by Delacorte in 2009.
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