After the Fire

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Publisher Description

LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018

The final novel from the bestselling author of the Inspector Wallander mysteries


Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old retired doctor. Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He lives a quiet life. Until he wakes up one night to find his house on fire.

Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed wellies, as neighbouring islanders arrive to help douse the flames. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. The house that has been in his family for generations and all his worldly belongings are gone. He cannot think who would do such a thing, or why. Without a suspect, the police begin to think he started the fire himself.

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2017
5 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
3.7
MB

Customer Reviews

redtiger61 ,

Growing old

A novel about growing old, losing all your worldly possessions in a suspicious house fire, and everyone you thought you know is not who they seem to be.

Told in the first person throughout, Fredrik Welin, a retired doctor, escapes a house fire with virtually nothing. Trying to rebuild his life, he is suspected of starting the fire himself, something which even he becomes unsure of. Others die, one of the perils of growing old, his long estranged daughter is bought back into the fold. The book ends with his house rebuilt, but many of his long cherished beliefs shattered or lost

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