Under the Deep Shadows
Thirty years ago, Wilhelm fled to the US. Now, his mother Evelyn contacts him. She tells him that she is going to die, and she also says something that makes Wilhelm get on the first flight back to Norway. Evelyn finds Wilhelm’s son Robert, who is in Oslo as a guest performer. She gives him…
Thirty years ago, Wilhelm fled to the US. Now, his mother Evelyn contacts him. She tells him that she is going to die, and she also says something that makes Wilhelm get on the first flight back to Norway. Evelyn finds Wilhelm’s son Robert, who is in Oslo as a guest performer. She gives him an envelope with a map and an old key. In a cabin deep in the woods of Hedmark, dangerous secrets are buried. Wilhelm comes here, and so does Robert with his son Lukas. They probably shouldn’t have. This is something as rare as a ghost story – a dramatic and eventful story of an excommunicated family.
Kari F. Brænne made her literary debut in 2007 with the novel A Different World. This is her second novel.
Praise for Under the Deep Shadows:
“A literary masterpiece… Exciting and alluring!”
– Aenna, BücherSpleen (Germany)
“… the story pulls you in and does not let go until the surprising and unpredictable end.”
– Elke Heid-Paulus, Krimikiosk, 5/5 stars (Germany)
“A highly suspenseful novel which tells a gripping tale of guilt, jealousy and madness. Highly readable!”
Lesser-Welt, Das Literaturportal (Germany)
“The author, Kari Brænne, has written a profound novel, a story about crime and punishment, of a great love betrayed, of hatred and pain, but also of hope.”
“Kari Fredrikke Brænne isn’t afraid to use powerful devices. In any event, she has found the fine balance between the cruelties she tells us about and a literary voice that doesn’t give away more than is necessary. She chooses never to linger on the details of her descriptions, and this reserved style drives the book forward.
The book stands out from the crowd in many ways,. It has a rare linguistic quality, is at the highest level of composition, and has a flair for the dramatic, yet this is tempered by narrative style.
Many talk about the difficult second book, but with her second book Kari F. Brænne has only tightened her grip.”
“Splendidly written about old age … This is a portrayal that shows how breat a writer Kari F. Brænne is when she succeeds. Kari F. Brænne does succed with her second novel.”
Vårt land, Eigil Steinsfjord
“It’s a good novel. It is exciting, dramatic, fragile, irritating and even disgusting at times … I will keep my eyes open and my money ready for the next book from Brænne!”
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