The Mine

The Mine

3.62 (439 ratings by Goodreads)
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An investigative reporter sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company in Northern Finland, whose activities have caused an environmental disaster. Timely, atmospheric and chilling Nordic Noir from one of Finland's finest writers...

'Tuomainen writes beautifully' Publishers Weekly

'Clever, atmospheric and wonderfully imaginative' Sunday Mirror

'A simple story told with passion and elegant sadness' The Times

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A hitman. A journalist. A shattered family. A mine spewing toxic secrets that threaten to poison them all...

In the dead of winter, investigative reporter Janne Vuori sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company, whose illegal activities have created an environmental disaster in a small town in Northern Finland.

When the company's executives begin to die in a string of mysterious accidents, and Janne's personal life starts to unravel, past meets present in a catastrophic series of events that could cost him his life.

A traumatic story of family, a study in corruption, and a shocking reminder that secrets from the past can return to haunt us, with deadly results, The Mine is a gripping, beautifully written, terrifying and explosive thriller by the King of Helsinki Noir.

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'Dark, captivating and troubling' Crime Fiction Lover

'Beautifully executed ... mesmerising' Australian Crime

'Antti Tuomainen again creates a powerful book, set firmly within the boundaries of strong themes and unforgettable characters, with the huge dose of beautiful sensitive style, masterfully translated from Finnish by David Hackston' Crime Review

'You don't expect to laugh when you're reading about terrible crimes, but that's what you'll do when you pick up one of Tuomainen's decidedly quirky thrillers' New York Times

'Antti Tuomainen is a wonderful writer, whose characters, plots and atmosphere are masterfully drawn' Yrsa Sigurdardottir

'One of the most compelling, emotionally satisfying and beautifully realised crime thrillers that I have encountered this year. The clarity and deceptively simple style of Tuomainen's prose is utterly compelling' Raven Crime Reads
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 226.8g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910633534
  • 9781910633533
  • 234,275

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"thought-provoking." Publishers Weekly" "U.S. audiences should prepare to be every bit as enthralled as the Finns. . . . Readers attracted either to dystopian fiction or to Scandinavian crime will find gold here." Booklist starred review on The Healer"
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About Antti Tuomainen

Finnish Antti Tuomainen (b. 1971) was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author. The critically acclaimed My Brother's Keeper was published two years later. In 2011 Tuomainen's third novel, The Healer, was awarded the Clue Award for `Best Finnish Crime Novel of 2011' and was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award. The Finnish press labelled The Healer - the story of a writer desperately searching for his missing wife in a post-apocalyptic Helsinki - `unputdownable'. Two years later in 2013 they crowned Tuomainen `The King of Helsinki Noir' when Dark as My Heart was published. With a piercing and evocative style, Tuomainen is one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime genre formula. The Man Who Died brought him to his literary best.
Follow Antti on Twitter @antti_tuomainen, on Facebook facebook.com/AnttiTuomainen and on his website: www.antituomainen.com
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Rating details

439 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 18% (78)
4 40% (177)
3 30% (131)
2 10% (45)
1 2% (8)
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