The Silver Road
Stina Jackson, Susan Beard
**WINNER OF THE 2018 SWEDISH ACADEMY OF CRIME WRITERS’ AWARD FOR BEST SWEDISH CRIME NOVEL**
**WINNER OF THE 2019 GLASS KEY AWARD**
**WINNER OF THE 2019 SWEDISH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD**
Even the darkest journey must come to an end…
Three years ago, Lelle’s daughter went missing in a remote part of Northern Sweden. Lelle has spent the intervening summers driving the Silver Road under the midnight sun, frantically searching for his lost daughter. Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Meja arrives in town hoping for a fresh start. She is the same age as Lelle’s daughter was – a girl on the brink of adulthood. For Meja, there are dangers to be found in this isolated place.
As the days darken, Lelle and Meja’s lives are intertwined in ways, both haunting and tragic, that they could never have imagined.
‘Haunting, intoxicating’ Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me
‘Deeply affecting’ Chris Whitaker, author of All the Wicked Girls
A masterclass in evocative sadness, loneliness and redemption, told in a sensitive and captivating style. The author beautifully portrays the pain of losing a child and the conviction that truth must be found, however devastating it might be... vivid and powerful... tense, atmospheric * Ewa Sherman, Crime Review * Jackson has the confidence to deliver a thoughtful, patiently told story in which there are no conventional genre heroes, just ordinary people struggling to cope with their respective tragedies. * Irish Times * Beautifully written, haunting and intense. * Sunday Times Crime Club * I love everything about this book. Stina Jackson has mastered the art of combining suspense with literary depth. It's oh so beautiful, wistful and well written. * Lina Bengtsdotter, author of For the Missing * I lost the whole weekend to Lelle and Meja and couldn't have loved it more. Deeply affecting and full of heart, yet a dark, despairing page-turner. A very impressive debut. * Chris Whitaker, author of All the Wicked Girls * A stunning read. Beautifully written and utterly haunting. * Jo Spain, author of The Confession * I really enjoyed The Silver Road. There's a haunting, intoxicating atmosphere throughout, intensified by the never ending Nordic daylight, which is in stark contrast to the darkness of the families the story follows. A great read. * Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me * A haunting debut... an unflinching examination of the kind of men who prey on vulnerable young women. * Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month * Unsettling and absorbing * Observer, THRILLER OF THE MONTH *
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