Memorable and interesting characters, this story will stay with me for a long time.
There are shivers aplenty in Cecilia Ekback's cracking atmospheric debut.
Cecilia Ekback provides something fresh. . . haunting . . . ugly secrets are soon brought to light at the cost of great danger to Maija and her family. Highly individual fare.
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
The most brilliantly, dark, eerie, intriguing tale I've ever read. Think The Killing and then square it.
A terrific debut in the vein of Hannah Kent's BURIAL RITES
Strong sense of place, robust characters and gothiky atmosphere.
Wolf Winter is a beautiful novel, full of wisdom and poetry. Cecilia Ekbäck writes dark, compelling prose steeped in a powerful sense of place. Spellbinding.
This story of the struggle for survival of a family of Finnish settlers in Swedish Lapland in the early 18th Century is not for the faint hearted. The writer creates a convincing atmosphere of a very strange time in a very strange land... The details of how these people survive in an extraordinary landscape stays with you long after you have finished reading.
Fans of The Miniaturist will love flashing back to the dark bleakness of 1717 Lapland in Cecilia Ekback's debut.
Rich in history and authentic detail, Wolf Winter is a deeply satisfying read. I highly recommend it.
It's rare to come across such an original, compelling and beautifully written novel... supported by richly drawn characters, magical language and so many twists and turns that you'll be reading and shivering into the wee hours.
A gripping murder mystery
Wolf Winter eminently 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.
Swedish-born Cecilia Ekback's debut novel is a real page-turner. Similar to Stephen King's writing style and imagination, the novel, which is set in 1717 Lapland, takes us on an exhilarating journey.
A compelling, suspenseful story.
As dark as a winter night in the Arctic, as magical as the northern lights, Wolf Winter kept me turning pages long past my bedtime. A marvellous mixture of terror and delight.
Swedish Lapland of 1717 is evoked so vividly that it seeps into your bones... A highly intelligent piece of historical Scandi-noir.
A Scandi novel to leave your spine tingling with fear.
Exquisitely suspenseful, beautifully written, and highly recommended
Hypnotic prose... dark and atmospheric. Readers who enjoyed the winter landscape and magical realism of Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child may also want to try this.
This debut by Swedish-born writer creeps up on its reader - steadily immersing them in its distant dangerous world. Eighty pages in, it is a surprise to look up and discover you are not snowbound.
An icy mystery unfolds.
There are shivers aplenty in this cracking, atmospheric debut.