Original title: Ennen kuin tulee pimeää
Author: Elina Backman
Genre: Crime & Suspense
Part of a series: Saana Havas series
English sample and synopsis
The past and the present intertwine in this arresting novel with unforgettable characters – Book 3 in internationally bestselling and award-winning crime series by Elina Backman, sold to 17 territories!
A woman working for a law firm approaches Saana Havas to help with the mystery of her sister’s death. Her sister was found dead in a swamp near the Angeli village in Northern Lapland in 1998, and the murderer has never been caught. The police have given up on the case, no witnesses were ever found in the area of Lapland that covers hundreds of kilometers.
Saana promises to help her and receives all the material the client has collected. Part of this is a manuscript the woman wrote when investigating the case herself years ago. Saana travels to the North and investigates as the winter and polar night keeps creeping closer.
Though part of the Saana Havas series, it’s not necessary to have read the previous installments in the series.
It’s clear that the crime author Elina Backman just keeps on getting better book after a book. [–] It’s clear that the third part of the series is the best so far. [–] Backman has written the atmosphere just right in its oppressiveness. The reader constantly feels that there’s some threat hiding in the shadows and preying on the community.
– Kirsin kirjanurkka book blog
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)