Ekback...has a tremendous sense of place. Vividly conveying the desolation of the landscape in this haunting novel
Fans of The Miniaturist will love flashing back to the dark bleakness of 1717 Lapland in Cecilia Ekback's debut.
Praise for Wolf Winter
Like a silent fall of snow; suddenly, the reader is enveloped... visually acute, skilfully written; it won't easily erase its tracks in the reader's mind.
Exquisitely suspenseful, beautifully written, and highly recommended.
WOLF WINTER repays reading for the beauty of its prose, its strange compelling atmosphere and its tremendous evocation of the stark, dangerous, threatening place, which exists in the far north and in the hearts of all of us.
A gripping, beautifully written novel that I devoured in a day. Cecilia Ekback has a tremendous feel for the landscape of the north, and her portrayal of the small community who live under the mountain of Blackasen, their suspicion of the outsiders who come amongst them, and the land's own power and hold over their lives and fates, is as thrilling as it is fascinating.
A compelling, suspenseful story.
Ekback is a talented writer... this book is never less than absorbing.
With In the Month of the Midnight Sun, we're given more ambitious, literate Nordic Noir from Swede Cecilia Ekbäck (writing in English), who provides an elusive poetic feel not common in the genre. An orphaned boy and a privileged, rebellious young women are uneasy fellow travellers through the threatening perpetual daylight of the far north as they move towards a strange destiny. As in Wolf Winter, Ekbäck once again proves that she is in the very front rank of Scandinavian crime writers.
The writing is atmospheric, vivid and compelling.