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  • Published: 14 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448178681
  • Imprint: RH AudioGo
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 12 hr 23 min

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.

‘We don’t talk about sick or healthy people at St Patricia’s. Words such as hysteric, lunatic and psychopath... They are no longer used. Because who amongst us can say that we are always healthy?’

An underground passage leads from the Dell nursery to Saint Patricia’s asylum. Only the children enter, leaving their minders behind. On the other side are their parents – some of the most dangerous psychopaths in the country.

Jan has just started working at the nursery. He is a loner with many secrets and one goal. He must get inside the asylum . . .

What is his connection with one of the inmates, a famous singer?
What really happened when a boy in his care went missing nine years ago?
Who can we trust when everyone has something to hide?

  • Published: 14 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448178681
  • Imprint: RH AudioGo
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 12 hr 23 min

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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