Strangers Inside

Johanna Sinisalo

Original title: Vieraat

Author: Johanna Sinisalo

Published: 2020

Publisher: Karisto

Genre: Fantasy & Science Fiction

Pages: 350

Reading material:

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Modern horror story based on the latest science – this could almost happen to anyone!

There is a slightly unconventional family, including a more than a little unconventional daughter with some very, very unconventional thoughts. Something uncanny creeps into their lives, as these seemingly inexplicable injuries appear on the children. Something dangerous and freaky seems to be at large… With the first signs of violence, a horrible question arises: Who is trying to cruelly damage the family? Is it an external threat – or could it be someone… or something… from the inside?

Strangers Inside is a modern horror story, but also a stunning, gripping and frightening description of crooked family dynamics. The story is delivered by three different narrator voices, all of them having their blind points of view. Is the ultimate enemy, ripping the family slowly apart, coming from the circle of people that are closest to you?

Strangers Inside is classic horror updated! The tension grows beautifully and the horror seeps into the story nicely and slowly. It is a fresh and brilliant story that is both contemporary and timeless.

– National Horror Competition Jury, Finland

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About author

Johanna Sinisalo

Johanna Sinisalo (b. 1958) is a Finlandia-Prize winning superstar of Finnish speculative fiction. In addition to her nine novels, she has also written short fiction and film and television screenplays. Her works have been translated into twenty languages.

Sinisalo has won several literary prizes also abroad, such as the 2004 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and the 2017 Prometheus Award, and was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2008, the Prix Escapades in 2012, and the Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire in 2017.

Bibliography


2021, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

The Storm Flute


2020, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

Strangers Inside


2018, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

IRON SKY: RENATE'S STORY


2013, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

The Core of The Sun


2011, Fantasy & Science Fiction

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Blood of Angels


2010, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Johanna Sinisalo

The Möbius Twist


2008, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

Birdbrain


2000, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

Troll