Murder on the Isle of Bliss

Eeva Louko

Original title: Onnellisten saari

Author: Eeva Louko

Published: 2022

Publisher: Otava

Genre: Crime & Suspense

Pages: 396

Part of a series: Ronja Vaara series

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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

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
ITALY: Newton Compton Editori
POLAND: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie


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About author

Eeva Louko

Eeva Louko (b. 1982) is a reporter and communications professional who loves literature, music and all things creative. Becoming an author has been Eeva’s dream since she learned how to read, and she is especially drawn to crime fiction and horror. Eeva plays the saxophone and piano and always drinks her coffee from the biggest cup possible in her garden surrounded by vines.

Murder on the Isle of Bliss (Otava, 2022) is Louko’s debut novel which was published to rave reviews. Eeva’s dream is to find readers globally and create a long-lasting crime fiction series.


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