Strangers Inside

Reading material

English sample & synopsis,
Finnish edition

Original title: Vieraat

Published: 2020 Spring

Publisher: Karisto

Class/genre: Fantasy & S/F

Pages: 350

Modern horror story by ”The Queen of Finnish Weird”. Based on the latest science with a sci-fi twist!

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There is a slightly unconventional family, including a more than a little unconventional daughter with some very, very unconventional thoughts. Something uncanny creeps into their lives, as these seemingly inexplicable injuries appear on the children. Something dangerous and freaky seems to be at large… With the first signs of violence, a horrible question arises: Who is trying to cruelly damage the family? Is it an external threat – or could it be someone… or something… from the inside?

Strangers Inside is a modern horror story, but also a stunning, gripping and frightening description of crooked family dynamics. The story is delivered by three different narrator voices, all of them having their blind points of view. Is the ultimate enemy, ripping the family slowly apart, coming from the circle of people that are closest to you?

 

Strangers Inside is classic horror updated! The tension grows beautifully and the horror seeps into the story nice and slow. It is a fresh and brilliant story that is both current and timeless.”

– National Horror Competition Jury

Johanna Sinisalo


Johanna Sinisalo (b. 1958) is one of Finland’s most successful and internationally acclaimed authors. Praised by readers and critics alike, she has won several literary prizes, among them the Finlandia Prize in 2000 and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 2004. Johanna Sinisalo has been nominated for the Prix Escapades 2012, the Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Traveller”) award in 2014 and the Nebula Award in 2008. Her works have been translated into 19 languages.

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Johanna Sinisalo

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Johanna Sinisalo

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Johanna Sinisalo

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Johanna Sinisalo

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2006, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

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2005, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

Renate’s Story

2018, Fantasy & S/F

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