Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312680275, 500pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2011
John Ajvide Lindqvist has taken the horror world by storm. His first novel, " Let the Right One In," has been made into critically acclaimed films in both Sweden and in the U.S (as Let Me In). His second novel, "Handling the Undead," is beloved by horror lovers everywhere. Now, with "Harbor," a stunning and chilling masterpiece, Lindqvist firmly cements his place as the heir apparent to Stephen King.
One ordinary winter afternoon on a snowy island, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse in the middle of the frozen channel. While they are exploring the lighthouse, Maja disappears either into thin air or under thin ice -- leaving not even a footprint in the snow.
Two years later, Anders, a broken man, moves back to his family's abandoned home on the island. He soon realizes that Maja's disappearance is only one of many strange occurrences, and that his fellow islanders, including his own grandmother, know a lot more than they're telling. As he digs deeper, Anders begins to unearth a dark and deadly secret at the heart of this small, seemingly placid town.
As he did with" Let the Right One In" and "Handling the Undead," John Ajvide Lindqvist serves up a blockbuster cocktail of high-tension suspense in a narrative that barely pauses for breath.
"Like Stephen King, Lindqvist makes deft use of contemporary pop culture.... Like King, Lindqvist is a master at evoking the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small, self-contained community whose denizens are as cursed by their own history as by the uncanny, terrifying events of the present."--The Washington Post "John Ajvide Lindqvist is rightly seen as one of the most exciting writers working in the horror genre at the moment – a rival, indeed, to Stephen King."--The Scotsman "A spooky pleasure, expertly told."--Kirkus Reviews "Enthralling dark fantasy."--Publishers Weekly