The Darkest Room

A Novel

Theorin, Johan

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Darkest Room
WINNER OF SWEDEN'S BEST CRIME NOVEL AWARD On the idyllic island of Öland, 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 Pbk. ed
ISBN: 0385342225
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY THEORIN 2009
Characteristics: 438 p. :,map ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Delargy, Marlaine


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Joakim Westin, a Stockholm schoolteacher and a grieving widower whose young daughter begins hearing ghostly voices, must solve a puzzle that includes a walled-in room and his community's mysterious glowing lighthouse. Winner of Sweden's Best Crime Novel Award.

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