I am so excited to be able to lead with an exclusive cover reveal for the upcoming new thriller from Norwegian author, Agnes Ravatn. The Bird Tribunal, her debut novel, and one of the first Orenda Books titles I ever read, is one of my favourite reads of all time. It is so absolutely unforgettable that it is safe to say I have been (not so) patiently waiting on this latest novel since the moment Karen Sullivan told me she had acquired the rights. Available to pre-order now in both e-book (17th June) and paperback (17th September), the book is once again translated by the very talented Rosie Hedger. Here’s what it’s all about:
About the Book
When the tenant of a house that university professor Nina owns with her doctor husband goes missing after an uncomfortable visit, Nina starts her own investigation … with deeply disturbing results. The long-awaited new thriller from the bestselling author of The Bird Tribunal.
University professor Nina is at a turning point. Her work seems increasingly irrelevant, her doctor husband is never home, relations with her difficult daughter are strained, and their beautiful house is scheduled for demolition.
When she discovers that she and her husband still own a house she thought had been sold years earlier, things take a very dark turn. The young woman living there disappears, leaving her son behind, the day after Nina and her daughter pay her a visit.
With few clues, the police enquiry soon grinds to a halt, but Nina has an inexplicable sense of guilt. Unable to rest, she begins her own investigation, but as she pulls on the threads of the case, it seems her discoveries may have very grave consequences for her and her family.
Exquisitely dark and immensely powerful, The Seven Doors is a sophisticated and deeply disturbing psychological thriller from one of Norway’s most distinguished voices.Available to pre-order from: Amazon | Waterstones
So are you ready? Well … here we are.
I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy. Roll on September! Don’t forget if you want to preorder, you can pick up the book from Amazon or Waterstones. Links under the blurb above.
About the Author
Agnes Ravatn is a Norwegian author and columnist. She made her literary début with the novel Week 53 in 2007. Since then she has written a number of critically acclaimed and award-winning essay collections, including, Standing, Popular Reading and Operation Self-discipline, in which she recounts her experience with social-media addiction, and how she overcame it.
Her debut thriller, The Bird Tribunal, won the cultural radio P2’s listener’s prize in addition to The Youth’s Critic’s Prize, and was made into a successful play, which premiered in Oslo in 2015. The English translation, published by Orenda Books in 2016, was a WHSmith Fresh Talent Pick, winner of a PEN Translation Award, a BBC Radio Four ‘Book at Bedtime’ and shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award and the 2017 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year
Books by Agnes Ravatn