Eldhjulet Wheel of Fire

The Bohus Coast Trilogy #1

Strange things are happening at Heidi’s house in Hovenäset. When the carpenter tears down one of her bedroom walls, an old children’s shoe and a toy is found underneath the floorboards. Night after night, a horrible storm rages on, and at night, Heidi can hear someone sneaking around in the room next to hers.

The only thing to look forward to is the ferris wheel that has come to town for the summer. Bill, its kindly owner, moves into the guestroom. Yet something is not right. Dad’s pregnant girlfriend is getting more tired by the day, and Heidi’s confused grandmother seems to be terrified of the ferris wheel, so much so that she wants to get rid of not only it but Bill as well. Heidi soon understands that something horrid has taken place in her house – and that it’s about to happen again…

Wheel of Fire is the first installment in The Bohus Coast Trilogy, where the three friends Heidi, Alva, and Harry spend their summer holiday with dark secrets and cruel events from the past.


  • “The book is thrilling from first to last page. The reader is quickly invited into Heidi’s world. The story is told from her perspective, and as a reader I really feel as if I’m there with her and experience what she experiences. Since practically every chapter ends with a cliffhanger, you are encouraged to read further. Wheel of Fire is an exciting and well-written book!”


    BTJ, Sweden

  • “Suspense on a high level. /…/ It’s captivating from the very first page onwards.”

    Borås Tidning, Sweden

  • “Expectations were high but Ohlsson once again manages to deliver. /…/ This is a real page-turner and we devoured it in one bite. Ohlsson increases the suspense so that you absolutely cannot stop reading. /…/ I think Ohlsson depicts the bonus family in a lovely way.”

    Barnboksfamiljen, Sweden

  • Kristina Ohlsson is one of Sweden’s most talented suspense authors for children. She can turn real and realistic into surreal and supernatural from one sentence to the next. /…/ [Ohlsson] has the ability to all of a sudden make reality shiver. That technique is sometimes used in Wheel of Fire, but most often the supernatural and eerie slowly seep into everyday life. Thrilling and frightening.”

    Kristianstadsbladet, Sweden

  • “Oh, what a joy it is to read Kristina Ohlsson’s new middle grade title. I have really been anticipating her return to this age category. Her previous horror-series are big hits amongst my students. The book is delightfully scary. (…) I sure won’t be able to look at ferris wheels the same way. Neither will I have any lodgers at my place, no matter how pleasant they seem. Kristina Ohlsson demonstrates with Wheel of Fire that she is great accomplishing the kind of thrill that’s conducive to stimulating a joy for reading. No matter whether you’re an adult or a child you will keep reading with bated breath. One simply has got to find out what happens next.”

    Boktokig, Sweden

  • “As always in Kristina Ohlsson’s children’s books, both the language and plot are easily accessible.”

    Folkbladet, Sweden

Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist Kristina Ohlsson
  • Children's
  • Children’s horror
Reading material

Swedish edition

English translation

Rights sold

Finland, WSOY

Germany, Oetinger

Italy, Salani

Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC

Lithuania, LWU Publishers

Norway, Gyldendal

Poland, Media Rodzina

Slovenia, Mis Zalozba

Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen

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