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  • Location: Sweden, Vasterbotten, norrbotten

The Silver Road

The Silver Road

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: In remote Sweden: a missing girl, a lost father, the search for the truth.

  • ISBN: 978-1786497307
  • Translator: Susan Beard
  • Genre: Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

Three years ago, Lelle’s daughter went missing in a remote part of Northern Sweden. Lelle has spent the intervening summers driving the Silver Road under the midnight sun, frantically searching for his lost daughter. No one else seems to be looking for his daughter.

Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Meja arrives in town hoping for a fresh start. She is the same age as Lelle’s daughter was. An ominous sign as Meja, there are dangers to be found in this isolated place.

As autumn’s darkness slowly creeps in, Lelle and Meja’s lives are intertwined in ways, both haunting and tragic, that they could never have imagined.

Travel Guide

BookTrail your Travel to Northern Sweden – Skellefteå

The Silver Road is a real road which runs throughout northern Sweden amongst the villages and houses of the area. It’s a long and desolate place with trees bordering each side and nothing else for miles. It’s a lonely place and one where you can imagine Lelle driving up and down in the hope he will see his daughter again. This is the road from where she went missing.

“He knew every bend and every gap in the wildlife fencing that allowed moose and reindeer to cross if they had a mind to. He knew where rainwater collected on the surface and where mist drifted up from the tarns and distorted his vision. The road’s sole purpose had died with the closure of the silver mines, and it had become treacherous after years of neglect and deterioration.

“This was where she had disappeared. This road had swallowed up his daughter.”

The villages and towns in the book are real – the author herself is from Skellefteå – so she has captured the essence, the feel and the magic of the place as well as the landscape.

Streetview Maps

B) Sweden - The Silver Road
C) Sweden - Arjeplog - The Silver Road

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Silver Road

Destination: Sweden   Authour/guide:  Stina Jackson Departure Time: 2000s

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