Original title: Onnellisten saari
Author: Eeva Louko
Genre: Crime & Suspense
Part of a series: Ronja Vaara series
English sample and synopsis
A crime-solving journalist investigates her father’s murder and the secrets of the tight community
After living abroad for many years, thirty-something Ronja returns to her childhood home in Lauttasaari, Helsinki after her father is found murdered by the seaside. Welcoming her back are a group of old friends whom it’s both comforting and painful to see again, and the young police officer assigned to the case who does not seem to be doing his work properly.
Unsatisfied with the police, Ronja decides to start investigating the background of her distant father. In the process she uncovers the old secrets of the community that have been kept under wraps until now, and puts her own life on the line. When everyone knows everyone, each person becomes a suspect.
This debutant has crafted a multifaceted, clever, surprising and truly entertaining plot, which is evidence of her talent for this specific genre.
- Antti Majander in Helsingin Sanomat
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
ESTONIA: Hea Lugu
ITALY: Newton Compton Editori
POLAND: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie