The Intruder (Hardcover)

A Crime Novel

By Hakan Ostlundh, Paul Norlen (Translated by)

Minotaur Books, 9781250029485, 400pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2015

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In The Intruder the Andersson family is being sent scary letters without a sender's name. Who could possibly want to harm them?

Gotland policeman Fredrik Broman and his colleagues take the threats seriously, but cannot rule out the possibility that it is all a tasteless joke. When the threats escalate and the couple's daughter disappears, all doubts vanish. This is for real. And it is only the beginning.

When the police pressure the husband, a complicated family history is revealed. What really made him return to the small island after his successful career as an international photographer? Is it really someone nearby that wants to harm the family, or does the threat come from elsewhere?

Published in many countries world-wide, acclaimed crime novelist Håkan Östlundh combines high literary quality with high-end suspense.

About the Author

HAKAN ÖSTLUNDH grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, where he still lives today. He has worked as a journalist for Sweden's bestselling morning paper and spends summers on Gotland with his wife and three sons. He is the author of The Viper.

PAUL NORLEN translates fiction from Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. In 2004 he was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize. He lives with his family in Seattle, Washington.

Praise For The Intruder: A Crime Novel

“Fans of psychologically insightful Scandinavian crime fiction will relish this tale of betrayal, shame, and madness.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred

“There is no question about the fact that the Swedes have captured the Nordic crime throne and Håkan Östlundh is definitely one of the most interesting authors in the genre... A classic crime story.” —Helsingor Dagblad on The Viper

“Swedish crime writing at its best.” —Ove Osterman, UNT

“Exceptionally thrilling...A breath-taking read.” —Dagens Nyheter