Parmiddagen A New Year’s Ending

A New Year’s dinner that ends in disaster. A shared past kept under wraps. A New Year’s Ending is a dark chamber play spanning from aperitif to avec.

Teen couple Ebba and Marlon are head over heels and plans are made to introduce their respective parents. As everyone gathers beneath the same roof for an intimate New Year’s Eve dinner party, nervous anticipation soon turns to dread. Turns out, the adults have common history and the evening is permeated by an unbearably oppressive atmosphere. What has really occurred between them in their previous lives?

A New Year’s Ending is a claustrophobic drama where the tension intensifies with every page. With his first stand-alone thriller, Martin Österdahl explores the darkness beneath the surface of interpersonal, everyday relationships.


  • “Martin Österdahl has written an evocative and highly suspenseful psychological drama thriller with a remarkable plot twist – a modern chamber play that is sure to leave a lasting impression.”

    BTJ, Sweden

Martin Österdahl
  • Thriller
Reading material

Swedish edition

Rights sold

Albania, Shkupi

Finland, Aula Kustannus

Germany, Blanvalet

Italy, Giunti

Netherlands, De Geus

Norway, Cappelen Damm

Romania, Crime Scene Press

Sweden, Bookmark

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