We Know You Remember: A Novel (The High Coast Series, 1)

We Know You Remember: A Novel (The High Coast Series, 1) by Tove Alsterdal 0063115069 9780063115064
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"Beautifully elegiac and intricately plotted, this is Nordic noir at its best."--People

Winner of the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel - Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year - Shortlisted for the Best Swedish Book of the Year Award - One of People Magazines Best Books of Fall

A missing girl, a hidden body, a decades-long cover-up, and old sins cast in new light: the classic procedural meets Scandinavian atmosphere in this rich, character-driven mystery, awarded Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, that heralds the American debut of a supremely skilled international writer.

Its been more than twenty years since Olof Hagstrm left home. Returning to his familys house, he knows instantly that something is amiss. The front door key, hidden under a familiar stone, is still there. Inside, theres a panicked dog, a terrible stench, water pooling on the floor: the father Olaf has not seen or spoken to in decades is dead in the bathroom shower.

For police detective Eira Sjdin, the investigation of this suspicious death resurrects long-forgotten nightmares. She was only nine when Olof Hagstrm, then fourteen, was found guilty of raping and murdering a local girl. The case left a mark on the towns collective memory--a wound that never quite healed--and tinged Eiras childhood with fear. Too young to be sentenced, Olof was sent to a youth home and exiled from his family. He was never seen in the town again. Until now.

An intricate crime narrative in which past and present gracefully blend, We Know You Remember is a relentlessly suspenseful and beautifully written novel about guilt and memory in which nothing is what it seems, and unexpected twists upend everything you think you know.

Author: Tove Alsterdal

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 368

Publisher: Harper

Publication Date: 2021-09-28


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