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The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin
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The Darkest Room (2008)

by Johan Theorin

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Series: Gerlof Davidsson (2), Oland Quartet (2)

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I enjoyed this much more than his previous book [b:Echoes from the Dead|3235328|Echoes from the Dead|Johan Theorin|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1225062405s/3235328.jpg|3269806]. I thought the characters were much better developed this time and I really wanted to know what had happened to Ethel and Katrine. I would have liked to have read more about the previous inhabitants of Eel Point. My one complaint is that I felt that one of the twists was signposted, even before Joakim tells Gerlof about his sister I had already guessed that Ethel was Livia's mother but other than that I found this book to be really engrossing and I couldn't put it down. ( )
  KarenDuff | Jun 1, 2016 |
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Joakim and Katrine decide to move to a manor near the shore of Öland. There have been a number of strange deaths ever since the house was build using salvage wood from a wrecked ship.

I don't really know what to think of this story. I liked his first book better, I guess. I'm not really into ghost stories and I think I expected it to be slightly different. The writing style was nice and it was nice to read but nothing special. I still want to read his new book, because his first book was very good and maybe this story just wasn't my cup of tea. ( )
  Floratina | May 26, 2016 |
Theorins erstes Buch Öland wurde als Geisterbuch angekündigt - zu Unrecht wie man beim Lesen feststellen musste. Doch dafür passt Nebelsturm, sein zweites Werk, unter diese Rubrik. Wobei man hinzufügen muss: auch in diese Rubrik. Denn es ist zugleich ebenso ein Krimi wie eine Familiengeschichte.
Joakim Westin zieht mit seiner Familie nach Öland in einen alten renovierungsbedürftigen Hof, um den sich viele Geschichten ranken. Doch bald nach ihrem Einzug stirbt ein Mitglied der Familie und Joakim ist im Gegensatz zur Polizei davon überzeugt, dass es kein Unfall war. Er beginnt auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln. Die Geschichte des Hofes, die ein grausames Geheimnis verbirgt, beginnt sich immer mehr mit dem seiner Familie zu verspinnen...
Theorin beschreibt glänzend die unheimliche Atmosphäre des Hofes, auf dem scheinbar mehr als die real existierenden Personen leben. Dazu die gespenstische Stimmung Ölands im Winter - schnell ist man versucht, auch an Geister zu glauben. Doch was mich am meisten begeisterte, ist seine Fähigkeit, trotz aller mysteriösen Umstände (und derer gibt es mehr als genug) für (fast) alles eine durchaus rationale Erklärung zu haben, so dass sich der 'moderne, rationale' Verstand nicht mit solchem 'Unsinn' wie Gespenstern herumschlagen muss. Und trotzdem - ein Rest Zweifel bleibt, der sich gerade deshalb nicht so schnell vertreiben lässt.
Spannend, gruselig, aufregend - einfach klasse! ( )
  Xirxe | Dec 2, 2014 |
A deeply creepy and suspenful ghost story with a murder mystery and police procedural thrown in as well. It sounds like a mishmash but it sticks together wonderfully and gets very hard to put down.
1 vote amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
Gave me the 'willies'. Creepiest book I've read in a while. Well written. ( )
  richardcjennings | Nov 11, 2013 |
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Den andre i en serie på fire kriminalromaner fra Öland Når den kraftige stormen som kalles fokk, feier inn over Öland, gjør man best i å holde seg innendørs. Fokket kommer fra nord med snø, is og kulde, og trekker alt med seg på sin vei. Den tidligere fyrvokterboligen Åludden gård med sine to fyrtårn har stått tom i mange år da Katrine og Joakim Westin fra Stockholm kjøper eiendommen. Husene er bygd av tømmer fra et skip som forliste i 1846, og ryktet vil ha det til at det nordre fyret kun lyser natten før noen skal dø. Ekteparet Westin, som har to små barn, har pusset opp boliger før og er ikke det minste overtroiske. Men utpå høsten får de høre en gammel historie om at gården hver jul får besøk av de døde. Nattefokker en blanding av kriminalroman og spøkelsesfortelling, men også en beretning om sorg -- med et like mørkt som spennende handlingsforløp, der trådene samles under et uvær på Åludden gård selveste julenatten.Johan Theorin (født 1963) er journalist. Han har tilbragt alle sine sommerferier på Öland. Nattefokk er den andre i en serie på fire bøker fra Öland. Den første, Skumringstimen, ble tildelt Svenska Deckarakademins pris for beste krimdebut i 2007. Johan Theorin utgis i seksten land.
 

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"De döda samlas varje vinter för att fira jul. Men en gång blev de störda av en ogift gumma. Hennes klocka hade stannat, så hon gick upp för tidigt och kom mitt i lulnatten till kyrkan. Det sorlade av röster som om det var gudstjänst där och det var fullt med folk. Plötsligt såg gumman sin fästman från unga dagar. Han hade drunknat många år tidigare, men nu satt han i en kyrkbänk bland de andra." - Svensk folksägen från 1800-talet
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Mein Buch, liebe Katrine, beginnt in jenem Jahr, in dem Hof Aludden erbaut wurde.
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Joakim Westin, a grieving widower whose young daughter begins hearing ghostly voices, must solve a puzzle that includes a walled-in room and his community's mysterious glowing lighthouse.

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