STEFAN AHNHEM is a screenwriter, and has worked on adaptations of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series. He also serves on the board of the Swedish Writers Guild. He lives in Stockholm.
'More gripping than Jo Nesbo, blacker than Stieg Larsson and more bleakly human than Henning Mankell' Tony Parsons.
'Atmospheric and complicated ... with great cop characters and some imaginatively grisly perps' Star Pick - The Sunday Times.
'Swedish crime writer of the year. Bliss' 'Books to Look For' - Irish Times.
'Grips like a vice' Irish Independent.
'Ahnhem's story is as bleak as the depths of a Nordic winter, as gory as a charnel house, and as far removed from the concept of Scandinavian hygge comfort as can be imagined, but still grips like a vice' Belfast Telegraph.
'It's time for most Scandinavian crime novelists to step aside and for readers of such to look up. Stefan Ahnhem has arrived and he's terrifically compelling ... A gripping page-turner of the highest order' C.J. Box.
'A tightly plotted, page-turner of a crimefest, with just enough gore to keep things ticking along ... Scandi crime fans are in for a treat with this one' Connaught Telegraph.
'Masterful plot, grisly murders and chilling suspense' Better Reading.
'A very complex novel ... gripping, graphic and gruesome' Woman's Way.
'A very good read that will chill you to the bone' Canberra Weekly.
'Dark, scary and intensely creepy' RTE Guide.
'An intense journey, with an intricate plot and overall a satisfying conclusion ... Ahnhem is a debut author who has already mastered atmosphere, pacing and intrigue' Crime Review.