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  • Published: 1 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552778916
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $24.99
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The Asylum




A chilling Swedish psychological crime novel set between a nursery and a mental asylum, full of sinister intentions, hidden identities and dangerous secrets.

FROM THE WINNER OF THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2010 FOR THE DARKEST ROOM

'A compelling and scary psychological thriller' - Sunday Mirror

Who amongst us can really say they’re sane?

Jan has just started working at the Dell nursery. But this is no normal nursery. It’s linked to a high-security asylum by a dimly-lit underground tunnel, which is used for the children to visit their parents. Who are some of the most dangerous psychopaths in the country.

And Jan has complicated reasons for being here. There’s something he’s not telling people about his past. And there’s someone in the asylum who he really wants to see . . .

  • Pub date: 1 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552778916
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Johan Theorin

Throughout his life, Johan Theorin has been a regular visitor to the Baltic Island of Öland. 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.

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Praise for The Asylum

“The Swedish master of slow-build terror returns...truly skin-clawing tension.”

Metro

“The Swedes seem to be cornering the market in creepy crime fiction, and this chiller will appeal to fans of Stieg Larsson ... A compelling and scary psychological thriller”

Sunday Mirror


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