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Echoes from the Dead Johan Theorin. Add to basket. The Darkest Room Johan Theorin. The Quarry Johan Theorin. The Voices Beyond Johan Theorin. Review quote "An intriguing book with well drawn characters" Metro show more. Throughout his life, Johan has been a regular visitor to the Baltic island of Oland, where many of his books are set. His mother's family - sailors, fishermen and farmers - have lived there for centuries, nurturing the island's rich legacy of strange tales and folklore.

A journalist by profession, Johan lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page.

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More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Is this book translated into English? If so where may I purchase it as an ebook? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. More in the style of the first of the quartet Skumtimmen as the pace is a bit lower and the developments of the story take a bit of time. The "mystery" in this one is also a bit more abstract starting out - seemingly unrelated, or hardly related, things starts to slowly come together and the whole discovery is more of a number of things that feel "off".

The supernatural lurks in the shadows as well and I was a bit annoyed with myself for failing to see a connection that I should have. Book number 4 will be on my "reading" shelf before long. But his plans are disrupted when he receives a phone call from his estranged father, Jerry, begging for help. Per finds Jerry close to death in his blazing woodland studio. He's been stabbed, and two dead bodies are later discovered in the burnt-out building.

The only suspect, Jerry's work partner, is confirmed as one of the dead. But why does Jerry insist his colleague is still alive? And why does he think he's still a threat to his life?

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When Jerry dies in hospital a few days later, Per is determined to find out what really happened. But the closer he gets to the truth, the more danger he finds himself in. And nowhere is more dangerous than the nearby quarry I loved Johan Theorin's and and this the third novel doesn't disappoint.

Johan Theorin's main character Gerlof Davidsson, is moving out of the care home that he moved into in earlier novels. He's fed up doing nothing, sitting waiting to see who will be next resident to be wheeled out on a stretcher to the hospital or funeral home He moves back to his cottage near the island's quarry, to live alone but close by are a number of 'holiday homes' and their part time residents. Gerlof becomes entangled in the dark, troubling secrets surrounding his neighbours as the past and the present intertwine.

His characters, plotting and the depictions of family relationship are exquisite. The reader can almost feel the watery, weak arrival of Spring after the brutal winter and the sweet wind rushing over the Alvar The location is like being on the edge of the world, one of those places where the sky meets the sea, beautiful, mysterious but ever so slightly disturbing. A very good book. I like Theorin's style and his combining old Scandinavian legends with the current world. The combination of elves, trolls and porn might seem too much but they create an interesting counterpoint.

The only line I didn't like very much was the sick daughter. Looking forward to The Echoes from the Dead. Although I do believe that his first book was the best, I really enjoyed this one. It is the Spring segment of the quartet, beginning in the month of March. As the novel opens, Gerlof Davidsson a recurring character in these books , currently living in a retireme Although I do believe that his first book was the best, I really enjoyed this one. As the novel opens, Gerlof Davidsson a recurring character in these books , currently living in a retirement home on the island, decides after watching the undertakers come to take away a fellow resident that he just wants to go home to Stenvik.

He has a small cottage, he's 83 and figures it's better to be at home for his remaining years.

He whiles away the time making ships in a bottle, for which he is quite well paid. Per's daughter, Pernilla, is quite ill, so he makes the best of his time with the two children at the cottage until she absolutely must be hospitalized. In one of the two new luxury homes on the eastern side of the nearby quarry live Max and Vendela Larsson. Max authors self-help books and is currently engaged in writing a cookbook; Vendela grew up on the island and has decided that the time is right to return after having been away for a long time.

Per's only other relative is his father, Jerry Morner a name he took on for himself earlier , but Jerry lives alone elsewhere, and has had a stroke so doesn't communicate well. Per is estranged from his father for the most part, although he had promised his mother that he would look out for him. One day Per gets a call from his father, and driving out to see him, just happens to arrive as Jerry's house goes up in flames, clearly a move motivated to cause Jerry's death.

Although Jerry's dad comes out relatively okay, two people were left in the house to die. The police realize right away that it's a case of both arson and murder, and now Per decides to take Jerry home with him to the cottage in Stenvik. He is reluctant to do so; their estrangement was caused by Jerry's less than savory past career as a photographer. And from here, the storyline cuts into several directions: Per begins to investigate his father's past so as to try to figure out who would want to hurt him; Vendela's past life on the island becomes a story of its own; Gerlof Davidsson, now home, decides maybe it's time to read his dead wife's old diaries.

Theorin alternates between the three plotlines, alternating the present with the past, putting together a haunting story where all the threads come together toward the end of the novel. This constant interweaving of past with present is a signature trait of Theorin's writing, and he does it well.

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While you're reading in the present, you want to go back to the past and vice versa. And all along, he envelops his reader in a dense atmosphere that becomes more palpable the further in the story you go. Of all of the Swedish writers I've read, Theorin is the best at placing his readers into the local scene, so that you see each tree, feel the weight of the stones in the quarry and hear feet crunching in the snow. Each and every person in this novel has a distinct personality -- with his or her own internal issues, problems, emotions -- all of which come through clearly and realistically so that it is easy to engage with all of them, rather than just a few here or there.

And Theorin's incorporation of local myth and legend is at the same time imaginative and rational, and adds another dimension to the plotlines. And let me add that the translator has done a great job -- I would imagine that it's not easy to convey the depth of atmosphere in a language change, but somehow, she's managed to do so. The Quarry will hook the reader at page one and keep him or her reading until the book is finished. I should know; I stayed up an entire night until the book was over because I couldn't wait to see what the heck was going to happen next -- the action moves quickly from scene to scene so that the length of the book just doesn't matter.

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You don't really need to have read the first two novels beforehand, but why wouldn't you? I'd definitely recommend this novel to readers of Scandinavian crime fiction, readers of atmospheric crime fiction in general, and especially to anyone who might want to try Theorin as an author for the first time.

I enjoyed The Quarry. I found the first fifty or so pages a bit of a drag. The pace eventually picks up and The Quarry develops into a pretty decent crime novel. The Quarry is nowhere near as good as The Darkest Room which was much creepier. The pacing is off at first and meanders all over the place and the characters took a while to get used because displayed weird reactions to series events. I liked the way Theorin combines elves, trolls and porn not as weird as it sounds.

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I really liked the Swedish setting. Theorin really brings Oland to life. Theorin manages not to make this sleazy. I liked the twists and turns The Quarry took. Overall The Quarry is a decent Swedish crime mystery novel. The synopsis on the back cover leads you to expect a tightly-written murder mystery, but the story meanders all over the place with people displaying the strangest reactions to the events in their lives — a father, Per, sees his son nearly killed by an out-of-control car, but lets the driver continue his journey after an initial remonstrance.

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