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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.
Praise For Harbor…
“Sweden's answer to Stephen King.” —Daily Mirror (UK)
“One of the hottest writers in the horror genre.” —Mystery Scene
“The third consecutive masterpiece for an author who deserves to be as much of a household name as Stephen King.” —SFX.co.uk
“A very scary tale indeed from a writer who is master of his genre.” —Financial Times (UK)
“Lindqvist gives Stephen King and John Saul at their best a run for the money.” —Library Journal (starred review), on Handling the Undead
“Sophisticated horror that takes the genre to new and exciting levels.” —Suspense Magazine, on Handling the Undead
“It is easy to compare Lindqvist to Clive Barker or Neil Gaiman.” —Dagens Noeringsliv (Norway) on Handling the Undead
“Reminiscent of Stephen King at his best.” —Independent on Sunday (UK) on Let the Right One In
St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250012838, 528pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2012