Depths

Product Number: EB00667941
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781595585646
Publisher: The New Press
Please log in to view pricing

Description

The master of Scandinavian crime fiction spins a dark tale of passion and deceit set during World War I: "A memorable and shocking psychological study" (Publishers Weekly). October, 1914. Swedish naval officer Lars Tobiasson-Svartman is charged with a secret mission to take depth readings around the Stockholm archipelago. In the course of his work, he lands on the rocky isle of HalsskAr. It seems utterly inhabitable, yet HalsskAr is home to the young widow Sara Fredrika. Lars soon learns that Sara, living in near-total isolation, is unaware that the world is at war. A man of control and precision, Lars is overwhelmed by his attraction to the half-wild, illiterate Sara, a total contrast to his reserved, elegant wife. Giving in to the worst of his impulses, Lars turns into a far more dangerous man-one ready to trade in lies and even death to get closer to the lonely woman without losing hold of his wife. All thoughts of shame, fidelity, and duty are swept to sea as he struggles to maintain his parallel lives, with devastating consequences for the women who love him. Henning Mankell, author of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander Mysteries and the critically acclaimed Chronicler of the Winds, once again proves himself a master of the novel with this arresting, disquieting story of obsession.

x-large
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2007

Sign up for our email newsletter