The Seven Doors

by Agnes Ravatn


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‘Crackling, fraught andd hugel;y compulsive slice of Nordic Noir… tremendously impressive.’
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About this book:

When the tenant of a house that university professor Nina owns with her doctor husband goes missing after an uncomfortable visit, Nina starts her own investigation … with deeply disturbing results. The long-awaited new thriller from the bestselling author of The Bird Tribunal.

University professor Nina is at a turning point. Her work seems increasingly irrelevant, her doctor husband is never home, relations with her difficult daughter are strained, and their beautiful house is scheduled for demolition. When her daughter decides to move into another house they own, things take a very dark turn. The young woman living there disappears, leaving her son behind, the day after Nina and her daughter pay her a visit.

With few clues, the police enquiry soon grinds to a halt, but Nina has an inexplicable sense of guilt. Unable to rest, she begins her own investigation, but as she pulls on the threads of the case, it seems her discoveries may have very grave consequences for her and her family.

Exquisitely dark and immensely powerful, The Seven Doors is a sophisticated and deeply disturbing psychological thriller from one of Norway’s most distinguished voices. With a brilliant translation by Rosie Hedger this is a powerful piece of scandi-noir.

‘Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith – and I can’t offer higher praise thanh that –
Agnes Ravatn is an author to watch.’
Philip Ardagh


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