Galgens Bok

Galgens Bok The Book of the Gallows

A strange attack: Eva survives a murder attempt in her own living room. On the floor beside her lies a dead man she doesn’t know. And in the hallway: a terrified, mute 8-year old girl.

A strange disappearance: Peter, a quiet, depressed man settles his house loans and withdraws large sums in cash. Then he goes missing without a trace. 1,5 years later he gives signs of life in the form of an e-mail that sparks a chain reaction of events that will have brutal consequences for those he love. Not the least for himself.

A strange life: Little Chris grows up in a dark and depressed home, marred by a drowning accident that took place right after he was born. He develops an abnormal relationship to life and death, and to people. But he learns to become just like everyone else, so that he can do what he likes the most: Kill.

In The Book of the Gallows, Enger presents a fascinating new crime-universe with a gripping mystery and an interchangeably spine-chilling and darkly humorous take on the making of a serial killer.

Reviews

  • “A well-plotted and well-written crime novel. /…/ Enger has written a solid crime tale, which structurally works excellent as a suspense narrrative.”

    ★★★★

    Jyllands-Posten, Denmark

  • The Book of the Gallows is a highly thrilling crime novel. /…/ Thomas Enger is truly capable of generating suspense. Not the least as the narrative is portrayed through various people’s perspectives – from the hitman Little-Chris to the leading police investigators. One gets a fantastic insights into the characters’ psyches. /…/ It’s also very intriguing to read about the various mileus that are portrayed. While the events that unfolds in the novel’s upper-class may seem incredulous, I have no doubt this is something that could happen in reality. I eagerly await Thomas Enger’s next book. I simply have to read it!”

    ★★★★★

    Findals krimiside, Denmark

Author
Photo: Jarli & Jordan Thomas Enger
Published
2021
Genre
  • Suspense
Pages
365
Reading material

Norwegian edition

English translation

Rights sold

Denmark, Modtryk

Netherlands, Bruna

Norway, Bonnier Norsk Forlag

Sweden, Wahlström & Widstrand

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