Original title: Leväluhta
Class/genre: Crime & Thriller
Pages: 320 pp.
This much is true: on the west coast of Finland lies a marsh, and on the marsh a spring. In archeological excavations, hundreds of human bones have been found in the spring, but no one knows why or how the people have died. And no one knows why people are still to this day strangely drawn to the spring.
Meeri returns to her childhood home after years have passed. Her father has died under strange circumstances, her mother has turned into a mute and frail old woman, and her brother is
in a psychiatric hospital. When buried family secrets resurface, it becomes apparent that the spring is connected to everything. Yet Meeri cannot stay away from it…
Marko Hautala masters psychological horror: relatable characters and lively dialogue mix with terrifying supernatural elements that make you want to keep your lights on in the night.