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  • Location: Sweden, Lapland

The Last Snow

The Last Snow

Why a Booktrail?

1998 – 2000s: What secrets are hidden within the walls of a desolate farmhouse in a forgotten corner of Lapland?

  • ISBN: 978-1786497345
  • Translator: Susan Beard
  • Genre: Crime, Suspense, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

Early spring has its icy grip on Ödesmark, a small village in northernmost Sweden, abandoned by many of its inhabitants. But Liv Björnlund never left. She lives in a derelict house together with her teenage son, Simon, and her ageing father, Vidar. They make for a peculiar family, and Liv knows that they are cause for gossip among their few remaining neighbours.

Just why has Liv stayed by her domineering father’s side all these years? And is it true that Vidar is sitting on a small fortune? His questionable business decisions have made him many enemies over the years, and in Ödesmark everyone knows everyone, and no one ever forgets.

Now someone wants back what is rightfully theirs. And they will stop at nothing to get it, no matter who stands in their way…

Travel Guide

Ödesmark, Swedish Lapland

The town in the novel is fictional but it’s set in the area of Arvidsjaur in the northernmost point of Sweden. Here the roads are empty and long, the snow outstays its welcome, cuts off life and community where any might still exist, and where the woods swallow anyone that dares venture where they should not.

Ödesmark

“…a small village in northernmost Sweden, abandoned by many of its inhabitants. ”

There is something here that is not right. Anger, revenge, a man left for dead in the snow. A woman trapped in a derelict house and whispers of secrets in the family.

The book evokes a scary place where some of the most unlikeable characters live. These people whisper behind your back, wonder how one man in the village has become so rich and is now sitting on a small fortune. The woods here see everything, claim anyone they want and then hide their secrets with the rustling of their leaves and a muffling blanket of snow.

It is remote and raw this place. Nothing is as it seems.

 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Last Snow

Destination/location: Sweden, Lapland  Author/guide: Stina Jackson Departure Time: 1998 – 2000s

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