We are thrilled to to announce that the Finnish nominee for the Glass Key Award is Martta Kaukonen’s best-selling thriller FOLLOW THE BUTTERFLY!
The Glass Key Award (Glasnyckeln/Glasnøglen) is an award by the Scandinavian Crime Novel Society and is given out to a book written by a Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish author each year. Previous winners include Henning Mankell, Peter Høeg, Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, Karin Fossum, and last year Max Seeck!
FOLLOW THE BUTTERFLY has been sold to 16 territories. In Denmark, the title has been published by Falco in 2023 as Hvad ser du, translated by René Semberlund Jensen, which is the edition the international jury will read. The winner will be announced in summer.
The other known nominees are those of Sweden and Iceland:
Sweden: Levande och döda by Christoffer Carlsson
Iceland: Storebror by Skúrli Sigurðsson
Heyne Verlag in Germany published Follow the Butterfly, aka Therapiert, in February 2023 and it hit the Spiegel Bestseller list, has sold more than 24,000 copies, and has received multiple starred reviews! UK & US publisher Pushkin Press will launch Follow the Butterfly in March 2024. Book 2: Meet Me in the Darkness has been received in Finland with buzzing reviews!
Rights to this unique international bestseller are still available e.g. in France, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, etc.
Follow the Butterfly
An addictive psychological thriller in the spirit of Gillian Flynn
- An international bestseller by author-journalist Martta Kaukonen, sold to 16 territories and TV rights to Legendary Tobis
- A critical success and bestseller in Finland!
- Savonia Prize nominee!
- A Spiegel bestseller in Germany!
Ira, 20, a serial killer who was abducted as a child, starts therapy with celebrity therapist Clarissa. Only one of them knows that they share a mutual secret from the past. Will the other one realize it before she gets murdered?
Clarissa is a middle-aged psychotherapist, the best in her field. She is familiar to everyone from her TV appearances and from glossy magazines. For her, every patient is a princess. And someone only she can save. Or can she? Clarissa already has one suicide to answer for; a teenage boy’s death never seizes to haunt her.
When Ira becomes Clarissa’s patient, a cat-and-mouse game begins in which rules are followed by no one. The kind of game that never ends well.
WSOY, March 2021, 407 pp.
FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CZECHIA: Albatros Media
DENMARK: Forlaget Falco
ESTONIA: Hea Lugu
GERMANY: Penguin Random House / Heyne
HUNGARY: Partvonal Kiadó
POLAND: Czarna Owca
UNITED KINGDOM: Pushkin Press
UNITED STATES: Pushkin Press
WORLD ARABIC: Al Arabi
WORLD ENGLISH (audio): Audible
FILM & TV RIGHTS: Legendary Tobis TV