Joakim Zander was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Growing up, he lived in Syria and Israel. He has worked for the European Parliament and the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, before coming back to Sweden, where he now lives. His first novel, The Swimmer, was sold to 30 countries around the world. His second, The Brother</>, was shortlisted for Sweden's Crime Novel of the Year award. Elizabeth Clark Wessel is a poet, translator and small press editor based in Stockholm, Sweden.
'A terrific page-turner, rich with complex conflicts and a big,
chillingly credible conspiracy' Chris Pavone, bestselling author of
'At the end you look up and see the world differently' Lesley Thomson.
'A thrilling debut ... a novel with rare ambition with a crackling denouement and strong characters, it richly deserves its reputation' Daily Mail.
'Timely, relevant and exciting' Literary Review.
'Builds to exceptional tension' Independent.
'An absorbing chase thriller ... an excellent debut' The Times.
'Guilt and atonement and revenge ... THE SWIMMER is an impressive, fast-paced thriller' Boras Tidning.
'A particularly powerful crime novel, with the narrative grasp that puts most other current practitioners to shame; what's more, Zander has a truly individual writing style which channels prose quite unlike that of any of his colleagues' The Good Book Guide.
'Well-written and incredibly thrilling ... avoids the predictability of the genre' Skanska Dagbladet.