Echoes from the Dead
21%
off

Echoes from the Dead : Oland Quartet series 1

3.82 (5,536 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?

Description

'An impressive debut novel' The Times 'Fantastic' Guardian Can you ever come to terms with a missing child? Julia Davidsson has not. Her five-year-old son disappeared twenty years previously on the Swedish island of Oland. No trace of him has ever been found. Until his shoe arrives in the post. It has been sent to Julia's father, a retired sea-captain still living on the island. Soon he and Julia are piecing together fragments of the past: fragments that point inexorably to a local man called Nils Kant, known to delight in the pain of others. But Nils Kant died during the 1960s. So who is the stranger seen wandering across the fields as darkness falls? It soon becomes clear that someone wants to stop Julia's search for the truth. And that he's much, much closer than she thinks . . .show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 32mm | 322.05g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552774634
  • 9780552774635
  • 71,572

Review quote

"Evocative and haunting, with a subtle sense of menace that grows with each page" -- Simon Beckett, author of The Chemistry of Death "An impressive debut novel...Theorin's excellence in conveying bleak atmosphere is matched by his insight into sensitive family relationships" * THE TIMES * "Fantastic... Theorin's prose is wonderfully descriptive" * GUARDIAN * "There is warmth in Theorin's narrative and the gradual piecing together of the story leads to an unexpected denouement" * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * "Sheer storytelling grip such as this is relatively rare. A particular strength is the evocation of locale and atmosphere here; it is masterfully done" * THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE *show more

About Johan Theorin

Throughout his life, Johan Theorin has been a regular visitor to the Baltic Island of OEland. His mother's family - sailors, fishermen and farmers - have lived there for centuries, nurturing the island's rich legacy of strange tales and folklore. A journalist by profession, Johan is currently working on the third novel.show more

Review Text

"Sheer storytelling grip such as this is relatively rare. A particular strength is the evocation of locale and atmosphere here; it is masterfully done"show more

Back cover copy

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER On the Swedish island of Öland, a little boy has gone missing. It happened twenty years ago, and although his mother, Julia, and her family searched everywhere, no trace of him was ever found. Until today, when his shoe arrives in the post. It has been sent to Julia's father, a retired sea-captain still living on the island. Soon, he and Julia are piecing together fragments of the past: fragments that point inexorably to Nils Kant, known to delight in the pain of others. But Nils Kant died during the 1960s. So who is the stranger seen wandering across the fields as darkness falls? It soon becomes clear that someone wants to stop Julia's search for the truth. And that he is much, much closer than she thinks. . . Voted Best First Crime Novel by the Swedish Academy of Crimeshow more

Rating details

5,536 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,471)
4 40% (2,212)
3 25% (1,368)
2 7% (386)
1 2% (99)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X