An investigative reporter sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company in Northern Finland, whose activities have caused an environmental disaster. Timely, atmospheric and chilling Nordic Noir from one of Finland’s finest writers…
‘Tuomainen writes beautifully’ Publishers Weekly
‘Clever, atmospheric and wonderfully imaginative’ Sunday Mirror
‘A simple story told with passion and elegant sadness’ The Times
A hitman. A journalist. A shattered family. A mine spewing toxic secrets that threaten to poison them all…
In the dead of winter, investigative reporter Janne Vuori sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company, whose illegal activities have created an environmental disaster in a small town in Northern Finland.
When the company’s executives begin to die in a string of mysterious accidents, and Janne’s personal life starts to unravel, past meets present in a catastrophic series of events that could cost him his life.
A traumatic story of family, a study in corruption, and a shocking reminder that secrets from the past can return to haunt us, with deadly results, The Mine is a gripping, beautifully written, terrifying and explosive thriller by the King of Helsinki Noir.
‘Dark, captivating and troubling’ Crime Fiction Lover
‘Beautifully executed … mesmerising’ Australian Crime
'Antti Tuomainen again creates a powerful book, set firmly within the boundaries of strong themes and unforgettable characters, with the huge dose of beautiful sensitive style, masterfully translated from Finnish by David Hackston' Crime Review
'You don’t expect to laugh when you’re reading about terrible crimes, but that’s what you’ll do when you pick up one of Tuomainen’s decidedly quirky thrillers' New York Times
’Antti Tuomainen is a wonderful writer, whose characters, plots and atmosphere are masterfully drawn’ Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
‘One of the most compelling, emotionally satisfying and beautifully realised crime thrillers that I have encountered this year. The clarity and deceptively simple style of Tuomainen’s prose is utterly compelling’ Raven Crime Reads
Helsinki Today journalist Janne Vuori, the narrator of this grim, thought-provoking crime thriller from Tuomainen (The Healer), receives an anonymous letter asking him to investigate a nickel-mining complex owned by Finn Mining Ltd. in Suomalahti, a town in northern Finland. The letter states that the mining activities there could lead to a "full-blown environmental catastrophe." Eager for a scoop, Janne first makes an unsuccessful trip to Suomalahti, but he later makes progress after finding a dead journalist's notebooks about the mining operations and talking to a disgruntled former Finn Mining board member. Janne eventually uncovers enough secrets at Suomalahti to put him and his family in danger. Meanwhile, Emil, Janne's father, who abandoned his wife and child 30 years earlier when Janne was a year old, re-enters his son's life. Emil is a professional killer, a fact Janne is initially unaware of. Janne comes to realize that he and his father aren't so very different in this unsettling excursion into Finnish noir.