20 August 2020
The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the multi-million copy bestselling author of A Man Called Ove.
In a small town in Sweden it appears to be an ordinary day. But look more closely, and you'll see a mysterious masked figure approaching a bank... Two hours later, chaos has descended. A bungled attempted robbery has developed into a hostage situation - and the offender is refusing to communicate their demands to the police. Within the building, fear quickly turns to irritation for the seven strangers trapped inside. If this is to be their last day on earth, shouldn't it be a bit more dramatic? But as the minutes tick by, they begin to suspect that the criminal mastermind holding them hostage might be more in need of rescuing than they are...
It is a unique reading experience with Fredrik Backman, and it often takes a few chapters to appreciate a special journey is underway. Sometimes the humour and dialogue feel…
Scatter Her Ashes
A Thorkild Aske Mystery
29 October 2020
Disgraced, damaged former police officer Thorkild Aske has stopped taking his painkillers after his last experience searching for the missing in northern Norway. Wracked by withdrawal and desperate for work, he reluctantly agrees to investigate the disappearance of two schoolgirls for bestselling crime writer Milla Lind - but he soon discovers that Lind's interest in the case is not, as she claims, simply research for her latest novel.
When Thorkild discovers that her previous investigator was murdered on the job, no-one will explain why - all he has to go on are files about unrelated cases from all across Norway. Oh, and his ex-wife wants to talk. What could possibly go wrong?
Scandinavian authors have created some of the most damaged protagonists in crime thrillers over the last few decades. Characters enduring psychological wounds, physiological scars and dark thoughts, leave you…
Who I Was Before
28 July 2020
On the outside, Tess lives the perfect suburban life as she wipes bums, bakes muffins for the PTA, clips coupons, and schedules in sex with her husband. But on the inside, she’s a hot mess. After subsisting on toast crusts and cold coffee for years on end, Tess has forgotten who she is, so she does what many mothers only dare to dream about: She runs away.
Escaping to a small town, she finds solace in a quaint bed and breakfast, and with the help of the owner, Betty, Tess starts to put her fragile soul back together. But so many unknowns await her back at home and Tess’s necessary journey of healing may ruin everything else in her life. Will her husband, Jack, forgive her for abandoning her family, and will the person she is now be able to fit into the life she had before?
Who I Was Before is a tricky book for a man to critique considering the premise is a story of a woman, a mother, a wife, and the difficulties in…
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