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Cecilia Ekbäck
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Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
Swedish Lappland, 1717: The two daughters of Maija stumble upon the body of a killed man on the Blackåsen mountain. Everyone thinks that the killed man has been mauled by a wolf, but Maija believes that he has died by the hand of a man. One of the few settlers on the mountain has to be the murderer ...
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All about me rated it 3 years ago
This is a fantastic book. I love the way Ekback weaves supernatural themes throughout her books. But she never allows her characters to use this to deny their own agency - the bad things that happen throughout the story are done by humans and not monsters, and they spring from very human foibles, no...
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The Reading Jackalope rated it 4 years ago
DNF. beautifully written, just not for me. maybe I'll pick it up sometime when I am less stressed and can just immerse myself in the book
bookwookiee rated it 4 years ago
Reading this book is kind of like being in a hypnagogic trance - one foot in the dream world, one in the waking world, and a general sense of being unsettled. I've never read a book with such a heavy noir vibe that was set in the countryside - let alone the Swedish countryside circa the 1700s. But i...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over th...
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