The Darkest Day

Håkan Nesser

Translated by Sarah Death
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2018 Nominee

Petrona Award

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06 September 2018
9781509809349
544 pages
Synopsis

The Darkest Day is the first novel in the five part Inspector Barbarotti series from renowned Swedish crime author Håkan Nesser.

It’s December in the quiet Swedish town of Kymlinge, and the Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate a big family birthday. But beneath the guise of happy festivities, tensions are running high, and it’s not long before the night takes a dark and unexpected turn . . .

Before the weekend is over, two members of the Hermansson family are missing, and it’s up to Inspector Barbarotti – a detective who spends as much of his time debating the existence of God as he does solving cases – to determine exactly what happened on that darkest day, and unravel a web of sinister family secrets in the process . . .

Barbarotti has to disentangle years of bad blood and resentment to get to the heart of a thrillingly complex case

Joan Smith - Sunday Times

Told with wry humour and compassion, Nesser has four more Barbarotti stories to come — cherish them all

Geoffrey Wansell - Daily Mail