The Healer

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Februar 2013



It's two days before Christmas and Helsinki is battling ruthless climate catastrophe: subway tunnels are flooded; the streets are full of abandoned vehicles; the social order is crumbling and private security firms have undermined the police force. Tapani Lehtinen, a struggling poet, is among the few still willing to live in the city.

When Tapani's journalist wife Johanna goes missing, he embarks on a frantic hunt for her. Johanna's disappearance seems to be connected to a story she was researching about a serial killer known as 'The Healer'. Determined to find Johanna, Tapani's search leads him to uncover secrets from her past: secrets that connect her to the very murders she was investigating...


Antti Tuomainen


"Tersely written, full of twists and sudden violence, this is nothing less than the birth of a new genre: dystopian detection" -- Mark Sanderson Sunday Telegraph "A fine read, and an interesting twist on Scandi-noir" -- Russell Leadbetter Sunday Herald "Tuomainen's spare style suits the subject and raises a serious question: how you find hope when law and order break down?" -- Christopher Fowler Financial Times "The book belongs to a long line of disaster novels that includes titles by John Christopher and JG Ballard. Tuomainen's book is set in the near future, but nothing here is less than frighteningly plausible" Independent "In this Finnish blend of thriller and dystopia, Tuomainen adds a new, an almost Ballardian flavour of SF apocalypse to the much-loved recipes of Nordic noir" i
EAN: 9781446485088
Untertitel: EPUB. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2013
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Lola Rogers
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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