The Darkest Room

The Darkest Room

A Novel

Book - 2009
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WINNER OF SWEDEN'S BEST CRIME NOVEL AWARD

On the idyllic island of #65533;land, off the coast of northern Sweden, a young couple from Stockholm tries to start life afresh. For Joakim and Katrine Westin, reclaiming a long-neglected family manor will be a labor of love, as they slowly bring the sprawling home back to life and introduce their two children to the island's woodlands, glens, and beaches. But in the Westins' new home, there are things that cannot be repaired, lives that have gone wrong, and secrets that have followed them. When the family is struck by tragedy, it's up to grief-stricken Joakim to put together a puzzle of inexplicable loss, unbearable suspicion, and tangled lives. In this powerhouse of suspense-at once a crime novel and a searing family drama-a home built as a shelter from the sea becomes a human storm of murder.
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2009
Edition: Delta Trade Paperback ed
ISBN: 9780385342223
Branch Call Number: FIC Theo
Characteristics: 438 p. : map ; 21 cm

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maipenrai
Nov 05, 2016

The second book in the Oland series

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Lavenderseas
Apr 03, 2013

Really great Scandinavian mystery read! Right up there with Henning Mankel. Very engaging writing. If you like mysterys or Scandinavian Mysterys I highly recommend this. I am going to be looking for more work by Johan Theroin.

massabielle Jul 26, 2012

I read this book to about 95% through and just could not finish it. I know this sounds strange (and I have a tendency to do this) but I just became so bored. I forced myself to read and although there were some good parts with some suspense to it and eventually lulled down and became unbearable for me. I do not know where the writer wanted to go it seem like he was getting bored and began to just dangle and linger with no direction in sight. (I peaked at who the very end to see who the killer was and I was not surprised in the least.

sharonb122 Apr 10, 2012

I really like Theorin's mysteries! This one is probably my favorite. I like that Gerlof is in each novel and is an unlikely mystery solver. This book had more hints of ghosts brought in in a realistic way. I also enjoyed the writings at the heads of some chapters that gave historical stories from the past of the manor house. These books are the "can't put it down type" and, at the same time, the mysteries are revealed slowly and on many different levels. The writing is superb with the descriptions of Oland Island adding a suspenseful, creapy atmosphere.

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lpreston214
Jun 15, 2010

Another top knotch mystery/thriller by Theorin that takes place on the Swedish island of Oland. This time a new family to the island suffers a tragedy and the mystery of how that happened plus some other crime taking place on the island all comes to an exciting climax during a raging blizzard. Great stuff.

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