Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me on this Blog Tour for THE MAN IN THE WALL by Emma Ångström
Do you love gripping psychological thrillers full of suspense? Then discover the best-selling The Man in the Wall today, a stunning and disturbing thriller Scandi thriller you won’t be able to put down.
Alva is a sad and lonely child. With her father locked up in prison, she moves with her mother and two older sisters to an apartment building in town. She does not like her new home. Her room is small and her sisters continue to exclude Alva from their games.
Soon a bizarre murder takes place in the building. A husband discovers his wife dead in the hall of their apartment, two weeks after she disappeared from their home.
Where had the body been hidden for two weeks? And how could the perpetrator get in and out of the apartment?
As more disturbing things start to take place, Alva is drawn into a sick and twisted game by a killer who is hiding in plain sight. But Alva is just a child and has no idea just how deadly her new friend might be…
The Man in the Wall is a thrilling and stylish Scandinavian thriller.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
If I had known nothing about this book I would read it just because of the cover, there was just something about the little girl who intrigued me and oh boy she certainly doesn’t disappoint in the story.
If there was ever a child that needed loving it was Alva, she was like a square peg in a round hole trying to fit into her family. Well the family she was left with anyway, her mum and two older sisters. She didn’t even look like them and none of them seemed to miss her daddy like she did and it was all mum’s fault! She much preferred her own company to theirs and would spend hours on her own, where she would hear noises and longed for it to be her dead grandma trying to make contact. She would do anything too to make it happen.
To say she is weird would be understating the facts. She had some rather unusual games that she played with friends, that only ever came over to her house once. Alva is a feisty little girl who finds a playmate that is in need of a friend and soul mate just as much as she is. Someone else that no one really sees. W
This has to be one of the most bizarre relationships that I have come across, terrifying and tender at the same time. An incredible story, that planted some pretty twisted thoughts in my mind that came back to haunt me after I finished reading. Those ones my own imagination continued to develop especially in the night when my own house found its voice.
It is such a dark and disturbing story which I read with my jaw permanently dropped. I mean how far would author Emma Ångström take this, well lets say I needed a drool bib because I am still on a high! A brilliant book, just awesome!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emma Ångström is an author and architect. She has a Master’s degree in architecture from the Royal Technical University in Stockholm and from Parsons in New York. Besides her writing she currently works as head of communications at an architectural firm in Stockholm, Sweden.
She was born in 1982 in Västerås, Sweden, and started her writing career as a journalist at the age of 17. Since then, she has also worked as a lighting designer, and written non-fiction books about lighting design and architecture.
Ångström made her debut in 2009 with the novel AND ALL IS DISTORTED (Och allt är förvridet). In 2016 THE MAN IN THE WALL was released, a remarkable and nerve-wracking thriller with a ”monster” it is hard not to feel certain sympathy with. Condensed writing shaping characters of real flesh and blood, a steady hand’s brushwork forming each piece of the portrait’s originality to a whole, stylistically assured.