The Boy in the Shadows
ORIGINAL TITLE: Skuggpojken
AUTHOR: Carl-Johan Vallgren
ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Albert Bonniers Förlag
This is the first book in the Danny Katz series.
"Although definitely a contemporary thriller, there are streaks here, which surpass Swedish kitchen-sink realism: extreme emotions, madness and, off and on, pure gothic horror... A brilliant thriller debut: well-written, thought-provoking, smart and terrifying."
"The book is well made like a perfectly tuned movie, well written with a literary touch and suspenseful as hell."
"It’s nicely planned, it’s global, it’s smart. At the end there is a twist, which prepares the ground for the following books about Danny Katz. And it’s fiercely suspenseful. One simply believes Vallgren’s plot."
"It’s exceptionally well written, and the style provides an antidote to some of the genre-stereotypes. On top of that there are lots of elegant snapshots."
"Swedish at its best. In Danny Katz Carl-Johan Vallgren has succeeded in creating a long-lasting and original main character."
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