The Girl with Snow in her Hair. Ninni Schulman

The Girl with Snow in her Hair

ORIGINAL TITLE: Flickan med snö i håret

AUTHOR: Ninni Schulman


GENRE: Fiction

After her divorce the journalist Magdalena Hansson left Stockholm and the exciting but stressful job at a daily paper. With her adopted 6-year old son Nils she moved back to her peaceful, small home-town of Hagfors. Finding something to write about for the local paper is quite a change.

No sooner has she asked herself if the quiet of the countryside might not be too monotonous, when a local drama starts to unravel. It’s an exceptionally cold and snowy New Year’s Day when16-year old Hedda’s parents wake up to realize that their daughter has gone missing. As time passes without any news of her, the parents are torn between hope and despair.
A few days later a young, naked girl is found dead, shot in the head. Is it their Hedda?
Magdalena becomes emotionally involved with Hedda’s disappearance while at the same time chasing a scoop for the paper. The local police are understaffed and she starts investigating on her own. It turns out that in this remote and peaceful place she thought she knew so well, there are some people who would do almost anything to keep their secrets hidden.
When she starts receiving threatening text messages, evil seems to be lurking everywhere in the dark winter night, and although reluctant at first, she is soon glad to be involved once more with her ex-boyfriend. Was their relationship ever really over?
With warmth and a fine psychological touch, Ninni Schulman knows how to bring her complex characters close to the heart of the reader.



“In her impressively believable way, Ninni Schulman describes how the lives of all those involved fall to pieces ...”

Dagens Nyheter

“Things that seem idyllic on the surface are hiding terrible things be- neath – she is very skilled at this.”

Magnus Utvik, SVT

“A well written blend of day-to-day realism, excitement and believable personal portraits.”


“This is exciting stuff, and Schul- man is very good at writing about characters I care about.”

Östgöta Correspondenten

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Czech Rights sold to Galatea

Danish Rights sold to People’s Press

Dutch Rights sold to Prometheus

Finnish Rights sold to Tammi

French Rights sold to Editions du Seuil

German Rights sold to Heyne

Greek Rights sold to Papadopoulus Publishing

Hungarian Rights sold to Animus

Italian Rights sold to Sperling & Kupfer

Norwegian rights sold to Strawberry

Polish Rights sold to Amber