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Midsummer Eve, 1974, in the far north of Sweden, near the Norwegian border. Annie Raft arrives with her six-year-old daughter, Mia, in the remote village of Blackwater to join her lover, Dan, on a nearby commune. But Dan does not meet them. In the eerie light of the midsummer night, a frightened Annie wanders into the forest, where the myriad paths cross like veins in a body, to find the commune. A strange dark young man rushes by, without seeing her. By the rushing waters of the river, Annie comes upon a tent, and what she sees inside will haunt her for years to come -- until the morning Annie spies her daughter in the arms of the man from the forest, and a crime unsolved for nearly twenty years begins to roll toward a dark and devastating conclusion.

Psychologically complex and deeply sensual, Blackwater is a unique and unique and unforgettable thriller, in which the hearts and minds of the characters are as striking as the exotic northern landscape that envelops them.

by Kerstin Ekman

  • Publication Date: December 15, 1996
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN-10: 0312152477
  • ISBN-13: 9780312152475