By Derek Miller
Crime Writers organization John Creasey Dagger Award winner An ECONOMIST most sensible FICTION identify OF THE YEAR
A monetary occasions most sensible e-book OF THE YEAR
A father or mother top CRIME AND mystery OF THE YEAR
A KIRKUS experiences top CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
“A soulful, humane, and sparklingly humorous novel. Spend it slow with Sheldon and corporate within the Scandinavian desert and also you simply may well make peace along with your god, your ghosts, and yourself.” — Gary Shteyngart, writer of great unhappy real love Story
Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to go away ny and stream in together with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway—a state of blue and ice with a thousand Jews, no longer one among them a former Marine sniper within the Korean battle grew to become watch repairman. now not before, anyway.
Home by myself one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute among the lady who lives upstairs and an competitive stranger. whilst occasions flip dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s younger son from the violence, they usually flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy search for a secure haven in an alien international, prior and current weave jointly, forcing them ever ahead to a wrenching second of truth.
“This is among the most sensible books of the season, of any genre.” — Buffalo News
“Miller joins the ranks of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Jo Nesbø, the holy trinity of Scandinavian crime novelists.” — Booklist (starred overview)