The Seven Doors

(Author) (Translator)
Available

Description

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 psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Bird Tribunal .

**The Times Book of the Month**
**NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER IN NORWAY**
**WINNER of the Norwegian Booksellers' Award**

**Longlisted for the CWA International Dagger**

'A clever, quirky mystery, full of twists and reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her best' The Times

'Ravatn, one of Norway's premier crime writers, manages to conjure up an extra level of chilling atmosphere that will make you want to put the heating on ... The Seven Doors packs a brutal punch' The Sun

'Elegantly plotted and economically executed ... Ravatn smoothly mixes Jungian and Freudian psychology with folklore and an affair's lethal consequences. Inexorable fate drives this searing modern take on ancient Greek tragedy' Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
_________________

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.
_________________

'Wrenching and tense, a psychological chiller with multiple layers unpeeling graciously to reveal further strata of emotional bleakness and enigmas' Maxim Jakubowski, CrimeTime

Praise for Agnes Ravatn

'Unfolds in an austere style that perfectly captures the bleakly beautiful landscape of Norway's far north' Irish Times

'Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith - and I can't offer higher praise than that - Agnes Ravatn is an author to watch' Philip Ardagh

'A tense and riveting read' Financial Times

'A masterclass in suspense and delayed terror' Rod Reynolds, author of Blood Red City

'A beautifully written story set in a captivating landscape ... it keeps you turning the pages' Sarah Ward, author of The Quickening

'Crackling, fraught and hugely compulsive slice of Nordic Noir ... tremendously impressive' Doug Johnstone, Big Issue

Chilling, atmospheric and hauntingly beautiful ... I was transfixed' Amanda Jennings, author of The Storm

'Beautifully done ... dark, psychologically tense and packed full of emotion both overt or deliberately disguised' Raven Crime Reads

'Intriguing ... enrapturing' Sarah Hilary, author of Fragile

'So chilling and bleak that it feels like the dead of winter. I read the book in one sitting with ever-growing dread' Stephanie Wrobel, author of The Recovery of Rose Gold

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Orenda Books
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781913193386

Earn By Promoting Books

Earn money by sharing your favourite books through our Affiliate programme.

Become an Affiliate
We use cookies and similar methods to recognize visitors and remember their preferences. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. To learn more about these methods, including how to disable them view our Cookie Policy.