Inland Hinterlands

Berger & Blom #2

When former detective Sam Berger opens his eyes he has no idea where he is. Everything is white, a world without shape. But then Molly Blom is at his side, and Sam realizes that the two of them are on the run from justice, one that has stopped living up to its name.

In the breath-taking sequel to the international bestseller Watching You, Sam and Molly are given an assignment with ties to a disturbing case from the past. The murderer is long since sentenced and imprisoned, but is he really guilty of the crime? Hinterlands is a spine-chilling journey towards the ice-cold heart of darkness, and Arne Dahl at his best.


  • “Arne Dahl’s new series is edgier and more captivating than ever /…/ In Hinterlands Dahl has us absorbed in the story straight away, and once he’s gotten ahold of us he never lets go. He builds his plot utterly beautifully and gives us new puzzle pieces all the time – all the while without telling us where they fit. /…/ [The novel’s] strength lies in the depiction of Sam and Molly in the white landscape where nothing is as it seems /…/ The end implies that more is to come, and I look forward to the continued story in the same way I do a new season of The Bridge.”

    Göteborgs-Posten, Sweden

  • “[In Hinterlands] the surprising moments are many.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • “Fiercely masterful suspense”

    Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden

  • “[In Hinterlands] both the story and the characters are well-grounded, and linguistically Dahl continues to be an indulgence in the otherwise quite meager flora of the crime fiction genre. To be able to pause in the middle of the rising suspense and just take a minute and rest in the sentences /.../ makes me a happy crime fiction reader.”

    Norra Skåne, Sweden

  • “Plan your reading; start in good time and set aside time for it. Otherwise the risk of sleeplessness is immense.”

    Oskarshamns-Tidningen, Sweden

  • “Darkness and cold are intertwined with the captivating plot of Arne Dahl’s Hinterlands. /…/ It’s elegantly constructed, and furthermore told with a prose that’s better than most in the genre. Arne Dahl delivers neat dialogues, accurate scene depictions, and thoughtful reflections, which he spices up with a dry, low-key humor that lightens up the dark.”

    VLT, Sweden

  • “As unforeseeable as it is impressive /…/ Arne Dahl is a master of prose and plot. From the first page till the last he twists and turns his characters and his story, and the more he twists the better the reading experience gets. And it is really, really good.”

    LitteraturMagazinet, Sweden

  • “With Hinterlands Arne Dahl has created an unusually interesting plot that comes close to that of the spy thriller, brimming with speed, credibility, and great suspense.”

    BTJ, Sweden

  • “Arne Dahl is a real master in building a story and surprising the reader with new twists, making it impossible to anticipate what will happen on the next page.”

    Mysterierna, Sweden

  • Hinterlands offers both literary finesse and ice-cold suspense /…/ [Hinterlands] is one of the sharpest crime fiction novels you can read right now. A real page-turner.”

    Johannas deckarhörna, Sweden

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  • Crime
Reading material

Swedish edition

Rights sold

Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sahinpasic

Croatia, Algoritam

Czech Republic, Mladá Fronta

Denmark, Modtryk

Estonia, Eesti Raamat

Finland, Into Kustannus

Germany, Piper

Greece, Metaixmio

Italy, Marsilio

Netherlands, De Geus

Norway, Cappelen Damm

Poland, Czarna Owca

Portugal, Dom Quixote

Russia, AST

Sweden, Albert Bonniers

Turkey, Hep Kitap

UK, Harvill Secker

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