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.

Photo: Jarli & Jordan Thomas Enger
  • Suspense
Reading material

Norwegian edition

English translation

Rights sold

Denmark, Modtryk

Netherlands, Bruna

Norway, Bonnier Norsk Forlag

Sweden, Wahlström & Widstrand

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