Echoes from the Dead
On a gray September day, on an island off the coast of Sweden, six -year -old Jens Davidsson ventured out of his backyard, walked out into a fog, and vanished….Now twenty years have passed, and in this magnificent debut novel of suspense—a runaway bestseller in Sweden—the boy’s mother returns to... show more
On a gray September day, on an island off the coast of Sweden, six -year -old Jens Davidsson ventured out of his backyard, walked out into a fog, and vanished….Now twenty years have passed, and in this magnificent debut novel of suspense—a runaway bestseller in Sweden—the boy’s mother returns to the place where her son disappeared, drawn by a chilling package sent in the mail… In it, lovingly wrapped, is one of Jens’ sandals—sandals Julia Davidsson put on her son’s feet that very last morning.Now, with only a handful of clues, Julia and her father are questioning islanders who were present the day Jens vanished—and making a shocking connection to Öland’s most notorious murder case: the killing spree of a wealthy young man who fled the island and died years before Jens was even born. Suddenly the island that once seemed so achingly familiar turns strange and dangerous… Until Julia finds herself facing truths she never imagined—about what really happened on that September day twenty years ago, about who may have crossed paths with little Jens in the fog, and how a child could truly vanish without a trace…until now.
Publish date: November 25th 2008
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: The Öland Quartet (#1)
Inhalt: Seit Julias Sohn Jens vor einigen Jahren auf Öland verschwand, versinkt sie in einer Depression. Daran, dass er ertrunken ist, hat sie nie geglaubt. Als ihr auf Öland lebender Vater sie bittet zu im zu kommen, um eine neue Spur aufzunehmen, reist sie zunächst widerwillig von Göteburg auf die...
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin set in Oland, Sweden starts when Jens Davidsson, a 6 year old boy goes missing on a foggy day. Years later his grandfather a retired sea captain receives a shoe, a shoe which Jens was wearing on the day he disappeared. He then, along with his daughter, sets off ...
When I saw the cover and subject of this book, I felt I had read it before. As I read it, I knew I had read it before. I thought the book was good, but it wasn't my favorite NN book. The characters were somewhat bland to me. I didn't feel like I could "reach out and touch them", which is one of my f...