The Swimmer

The Swimmer

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GUILT. ATONEMENT. REVENGE. On a remote Swedish island, a little girl, Klara, grows up without a father. Now, twenty years later, she discovers a secret: a secret that powerful men will kill to keep hidden. On the other side of the world, an old spy hides from his past. He used to be the best agent in the field. These days the only thing he lives for is swimming in the local pool. Then, on Christmas eve, Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 145 x 228 x 32mm | 522g
  • Head of Zeus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK Airports Edition
  • 1781859183
  • 9781781859186
  • 655,357

About Joakim Zander

Joakim Zander was born in Stockholm. He spent ten years working in Brussels as a lawyer, and now lives in Lund, Sweden, where he writes full time. THE SWIMMER is his first novel, and has been sold to 28 countries around the more

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'Guilt and atonement and revenge ... THE SWIMMER is an impressive, fast-paced thriller' Boras Tidning. 'A particularly powerful crime novel, with the narrative grasp that puts most other current practitioners to shame; what's more, Zander has a truly individual writing style which channels prose quite unlike that of any of his colleagues' The Good Book Guide. 'Well-written and incredibly thrilling ... avoids the predictability of the genre' Skanska Dagbladet. 'A terrific page-turner, rich with complex conflicts and a big, chillingly credible conspiracy' Chris Pavone, bestselling author of The Expats. 'At the end you look up and see the world differently' Lesley Thomson. 'A thrilling debut ... a novel with rare ambition with a crackling denouement and strong characters, it richly deserves its reputation' Daily Mail. 'Timely, relevant and exciting' Literary Review. 'Builds to exceptional tension' Independent. 'An absorbing chase thriller ... an excellent debut' The more

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'Guilt and atonement and revenge ... THE SWIMMER is an impressive, fast-paced thriller' Borås more

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4,088 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 16% (652)
4 40% (1,653)
3 33% (1,332)
2 9% (369)
1 2% (82)
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