Exquisitely suspenseful, beautifully written, and highly recommended
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.
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.
Strong sense of place, robust characters and gothiky atmosphere.
There are shivers aplenty in Cecilia Ekback's cracking atmospheric debut.
Memorable and interesting characters, this story will stay with me for a long time.