White Shadow (Tammi 2015), Book I in the Black Mandala thriller trilogy by Katariina Souri, has received positive feedback from readers and literary bloggers throughout the spring and early summer. Many are eagerly anticipating Book II, Silent Heart (Tammi 2015), which will hit Finnish bookstores later this year. The trilogy will conclude next year with Shattered Face (Tammi 2016).
New praise for White Shadow:
”White Shadow is a refreshing thriller that offers a nice departure from the mainstream. Katariina Souri has branched out into a new genre, and I have to say that she has succeeded impressively…I can hardly wait for the next book in the series.”
– Suomalaisen suosikit (”Suomalainen’s Favorites”) book store blog, Finland
”Souri is an undeniably skilled writer. The story moves along smoothly, and the reader’s interest is held until the last page. I very much liked the character of Mona, and am interested in finding out what she will encounter in the following two parts of the series.”
– Kuuttaren lukupäiväkirja (“Moon Daughter’s Reading Diary”) literature blog, Finland
Contact the agency for an English sample of White Shadow as well as updated synopses of all three books!
A mix of thriller and women’s fiction, the Black Mandala Trilogy follows Helsinki-based, introverted mosaic artist Mona Malin, who has an inexplicable ability to experience intense and uncontrollable visions of people, whether they be family members or strangers. The story kicks off when a carpenter from whom Mona had commissioned work is found dead, and Mona fears that she may have killed him without her knowledge. Meanwhile an accomplished neuroscientist hopes to make use of Mona’s gift to help solve a particularly confusing case. Things take a frightening turn during a mosaic course organized by Mona on an isolated Finnish island.
About the author:
Katariina Souri (b. 1968) is a novelist, columnist and writer for film and television. Her debut novel, Me and Morrison (Tammi 1999) was adapted into a hit 2001 film. She is known for her fearless and entertaining writing style that combines realism, fairy tale and psychological thriller. After Scarab (Tammi 2010) and Path (Tammi 2012), she has now created the Black Mandala thriller trilogy.
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
English sample of Book 1
English synopses of Books 1-3
Finnish edition of Book 1