The Seven Doors
Agnes Ravatn, Rosie Hedger
When the tenant of a house that university professor Nina owns with her doctor husband goes missing after an uncomfortable visit, Nina starts her own investigation … with deeply disturbing results. The long-awaited new thriller from the bestselling author of The Bird Tribunal
University professor Nina is at a turning point. Her work seems increasingly irrelevant, her doctor husband is never home, relations with her difficult daughter are strained, and their beautiful house is scheduled for demolition.
When her daughter decides to move into another house they own, things take a very dark turn. The young woman living there disappears, leaving her son behind, the day after Nina and her daughter pay her a visit.
With few clues, the police enquiry soon grinds to a halt, but Nina has an inexplicable sense of guilt. Unable to rest, she begins her own investigation, but as she pulls on the threads of the case, it seems her discoveries may have very grave consequences for her and her family.
Exquisitely dark and immensely powerful, The Seven Doors is a sophisticated and deeply disturbing psychological thriller from one of Norway’s most distinguished voices.
"This really reminds me of Patricia Highsmith's work, and I can't offer much higher praise than that." --Philip Ardagh, author, Dreadful Acts "This is Ravatn's first book in this genre, and as a psychological thriller it certainly does the job. In all, a tense and riveting read!" --Barry Forshaw, author, The Man Who Left Too Soon "Intriguing . . . enrapturing." --Sarah Hilary, author, Someone Else's Skin "An unrelenting atmosphere of doom fails to prepare readers for the surprising resolution that engulfs this flawed pair." --Publishers Weekly "The Bird Tribunal is a chilly psychological thriller / domestic noir that unfolds in an austere style that perfectly captures the bleakly beautiful landscape of Norway's far north." --Irish Times
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