October is almost here! Can you believe it? Here it’s definitely Fall, it’s quite cold by now where I live, and it’s the best time of the year to read something a bit spooky, a bit dark. I enjoy picking up thrillers, horror and generally anything that is engrossing and lends itself well for several hours of reading under a blanket. I know it’s not Women in Translation Month but let’s face it, every month should be WIT month, so here we are.
If you’re looking for a dark thriller:
The Resting Place by Camilla Sten, translated from Swedish by Alexandra Fleming
I feel like this is a very good follow-up if you liked Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney because both books have a main character who have face blindness and where this plays a huge part in the novel. They’re also books for people who enjoy twisty thrillers and dual timelines. The Resting Place takes place in the 1960s with Anushka’s story, a cousin from Poland who works as a maid for her horrible relatives, and current day, when Eleanor watched her grandmother die, saw the murderer, but due to her face blindness can’t tell who it was. As Eleanor tries to figure out who the murderer was and comes across Anushka’s diary, she starts to uncover dark family secrets that are decades old.Continue reading