Is this Heaven . . . or Hell?
Estranged identical twins Daniel and Max have a complex relationship, so when Daniel goes to visit his bi-polar brother in a remote and expensive Swiss 'recovery' clinic, he has no idea what really lies in wait for him.
Lulled by the routine and peacefulness of the clinic, Daniel finds himself unquestioningly accepting Max's plea for help in taking care of some business, and the brothers swap places for a few days.
But soon Daniel realises Max isn't coming back, and that the clinic is far from a place of recovery. Struggling to get anyone to believe who he really is, Daniel finds himself trapped in a cruel and highly secretive prison: this is no sanctuary, it's a living nightmare . . .
With the atmosphere of Shutter Island and the intensity of Jussi Adler-Olsen, immerse yourself in this relentlessly compelling psychological thriller from one of Sweden's bestselling crime authors.
Alfred Hitchcock meets the cult TV series The Prisoner in Swedish author Hermanson s twisted thriller, her first to be published in English. When Daniel Brant hits hard financial times, he accepts a tempting offer from his identical twin brother, Max, who was raised separately from him. Daniel is to visit Max at Himmelstal, a high-class Swiss psychiatric facility located in a remote valley, and get a cheap vacation in the bargain. At Himmelstal, Max reveals that he s in debt to the Mafia, and proposes that the twins swap places for a few days so he can slip away and collect the cash to pay off the debt. In his brother s absence, Daniel comes to suspect that there s more to the facility than meets the eye. Returning to his normal life won t be easy Daniel eventually realizes. Hermanson makes the most of this intriguing concept, and the secret Himmelstal hides will surprise most readers.