Rights sold:

WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins

CROATIA: Planetopia
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Gummerus
FRANCE: Editions Leduc.s

Original title: Seireeni

Author: Pauliina Susi

Illustrator: Pauliina Susi

Published: 2017

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Crime & Thriller

Pages: 520

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Imagine the most luxurious cruise. Then, imagine the most destructive explosive.

A substance, a detonator, a spark. Imagine the damage they can do. Then, imagine a hand that ignites the spark with the press of a button, trigger, or click of a mouse. Boom.

Look at the hand. It’s yours.

Security at the port of Barcelona is already tight when Leia Laine and her sister embark on a luxury cruise of the Mediterranean aboard the Siren a new, luxury cruise ship. Their holiday becomes increasingly overshadowed by strange coincidences and a growing sense of unease in Leia as she begins to suspect that all is not well aboard the luxury liner with its thousands of passengers. Soon, the relaxing holiday onboard the vessel turns into a living nightmare as Leia witnesses firsthand the injustices of global inequality, a terror threat, and the face of a ghost from her past.

Meanwhile, aboard a much smaller boat making a perilous journey across the same seas as Leia and her fellow passengers, eleven-year-old Amira and her parents find that every last ounce of their courage and endurance will be put to the test as their fate on their rickety boat becomes intertwined with those of the passengers on the Siren.

Rights sold:
FINLAND, Tammi (Orig. publisher)


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Review links

”Siren is a skilfully-woven claustrophobic thriller.” – Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

”A huge, timeless psychological thriller.” – For the Love of Books blog, Finland

”Gripping.” – Mininkirjat blog, Finland

Siren is intact and uncluttered, simply an excellently entertaining thriller!” Kirsin Book Club blog, Finland


Pauliina Susi

Pauliina Susi has worked as a journalist and editor at several well-known Finnish magazines. She has a master’s degree in political science, and is known for her ability to incorporate current themes into her prose. Her debut novel  was nominated for the prestigious Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize and In the Rear Window is the Winner of the Clue of the Year 2016, a recognition of the best crime fiction or detective novel of the year.


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