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Echoes From the Dead

Theorin, Johan (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Echoes From the Dead
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Twenty years after Jens disappeared without a trace from the island of Oland, a package is mailed to the boy's grandfather that contains the worn and mended shoe of a child, prompting the grandfather to contact the child's mother, resume the hunt for the boy, and make a shocking connection between Jens's disappearance and the island's most notorious murder case.
Authors: Theorin, Johan, 1963-
Uniform Title: Skumtimmen. English
Title: Echoes from the dead
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, c2008.
Characteristics: 388 p. ;,21 cm.
Summary: Twenty years after Jens disappeared without a trace from the island of Oland, a package is mailed to the boy's grandfather that contains the worn and mended shoe of a child, prompting the grandfather to contact the child's mother, resume the hunt for the boy, and make a shocking connection between Jens's disappearance and the island's most notorious murder case.
Additional Contributors: Delargy, Marlaine
ISBN: 0385342217
9780385342216
Statement of Responsibility: Johan Theorin ; translated by Marlaine Delargy
Other Language: Translated from the Swedish.
Subject Headings: Öland (Sweden) Fiction. Missing children Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Missing children
LCCN: 2008006631
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This atmospheric debut in a loose-knit mystery series begins with Julia Davidsson’s difficult return to the Swedish island of Oland twenty years after her son Jens vanished into the island fog. Alcoholic and still paralyzed by grief, Julia’s painful homecoming is at the behest of her elderly est... Read More »

Atmospheric, intensely introspective, and ultimately hopeful, Echoes from the Dead is superior crime fiction that also explores the psychology of guilt, nostalgia, and the grieving process. Give this mystery a try and it will be no mystery why it was honored with a 2009 Dagger Award and as Swede... Read More »


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