Author: Susanne Jansson
- Roca Editorial
- ISBN: 9788417092801
- Release Date: 08-31-2018
En los pantanos que recorren el norte de Europa estan enterrados los restos de aquellos sacrificios que la gente de la Edad de Hierro hacía los dioses. Incluso de sacrificios humanos. El ambiente único de los humedales de esa zona ralentiza el proceso de descomposición de los cuerpos, y asegura que estos sean preservados como misteriosas cápsulas del tiempo. La leyenda dice que las almas enterradas en el lodo nunca descansan en paz, y que se dedican a perseguir a los vivos y a buscar nuevas víctimas. Pura superstición; historias de fantasmas propias de la sabiduría antigua.
The murky, windswept peat bogs of northern Sweden are a profoundly desolate place. Using this setting as the backdrop for her evocative debut novel, Susanne Jansson weaves a tale that is as much about the stories we tell ourselves to survive, as it is about what may drive ordinary people to kill.
In this "bone-chillingly cool crime debut" (Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train), a young biologist studying the remote Swedish wetlands stumbles upon a body--and finds that if the marsh's secrets can't stay buried, neither can hers...
In the remote Swedish wetlands lies Mossmarken: the village on the edge of the mire where, once upon a time, people came to leave offerings to the gods.
Biologist Nathalie came in order to study the peat bogs. But she has a secret: Mossmarken was once her home, a place where terrible things happened. She has returned at last, determined to confront her childhood trauma and find out the truth. Soon after her arrival, she finds an unconscious man out on the marsh, his pockets filled with gold--just like the ancient human sacrifices. A grave is dug in the mire, which vanishes a day after. And as the police investigate, the bodies start to surface...Is the mire calling out for sacrifices, as the superstitious locals claim? Or is it an all-too-human evil?. Richly atmospheric and haunting to the last page, Susanne Jansson's stunning debut is a gripping tale of the power of nature to shape our reality, the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of the world, and the terrible consequences they may have. This international sensation will captivate fans of the celebrated suspense fiction of Jane Harper or Tana French.