Agnes Ravatn is finally back with a new novel, six years after the success of The Bird Tribunal which now has been sold to fiftheen countries.
Professor in Comparative literature, Nina Winsløff is at a turning point. Her work seems decreasingly relevant, and her home, where she’s spent her entire adult life is going to be demolished. Her husband Mads, also the Vice Mayor for Health and Social Services in the city, is busy at work, and her relationship with her cynical daughter Ingeborg is not the best.
Nina and her husband also own a semi-detached house, which is rented out. The tenant – violinist Mari Nilsen – suddenly goes missing the day after Nina and her daughter pays her a visit.
The police have no clues, and the investigation is slowly put to a halt. But Nina can’t rest. What happened to their tenant, who left her son behind? She starts pulling a few threads to find out, not realizing that her discoveries will have grave consequences.
Seven doors is a harrowing novel of dark secrets and dangerous curiosity.
The result is a clever, quirky mystery, full of twists, and reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her best.
This novel has it all! Agnes Ravatn’s gorgeous bag of goodies of a novel has everything one could wish for in humor, intelligence and suspense.
Both fun, exciting and profound.
Like an electric shock – a real Greek tragedy in a modern Norwegian family becomes extremely powerful to read
A sophisticated crime mystery