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The award-winning international bestseller. Suspenseful and heart-breaking, Resin is the story of what can happen when you love someone too much – when your desire to keep them safe becomes the thing that could irrevocably harm them.

'Highly original . . . it reminded me of Stephen King at his best: creepy as hell, but with compassion for every character however misguided.' Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

'Deliciously macabre… it vies with the darkest imaginings of the Brothers Grimm' Observer

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The multi-award-winning international bestseller.

Suspenseful and heart-breaking, Resin is the story of what can happen when you love someone too much – when your desire to keep them safe becomes the thing that could irrevocably harm them.

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Liv died when she was just six years old. At least, that’s what the authorities think.

Her father knew he was the only one who could keep her safe in this world. So one evening he left the isolated house his little family called home, he pushed their boat out to sea and watched it ruin on the rocks. Then he walked the long way into town to report his only child missing.

But behind the boxes and the baskets crowding her Dad’s workshop, Liv was hiding. This way her Dad had said, she’d never have to go to school; this way, she’d never have to leave her parents.

This way, Liv would be safe.

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'A chilling story about the lengths a man will go to protect his family and way of life. Liv and the terrifying place she manages to survive in will stay with me for a long time. ' Claire Fuller, bestselling author of Our Endless Numbered Days

'This haunting, claustrophobic novel about love and obsession . . . chilling . . . a moving tale of love that morphs into madness.' Daily Mail

'An unsettling story about a family in trouble and the lengths a father will go to to protect his daughter' I paper

'A vivid, fable-esque exploration of love when it is too much.' Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me

'Liberatingly original. Exceptionally gripping.' Karin Fossum

‘Absolutely brilliant - such detailed layering of character, moving and creepy as hell. So original and beautifully written and I couldn't wait every night to read it - the mark of a truly compelling book.' Fiona Cummins

'Darkly brilliant. As beautifully written as it is page turning - an original and compelling voice.' Kate Hamer, author of Girl in the Red Coat

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Resin is the winner of Scandinavia's most prestigious literary awards: The Glass Key, The Golden Bullet, Best Crime Novel from the Swedish Crime Writer's Academy and The Harald Mogensen Award.

Reviews

A vivid, fable-esque exploration of love when it is too much

Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me

Deliciously macabre… it vies with the darkest imaginings of the Brothers Grimm

Observer

Highly original . . . it reminded me of Stephen King at his best: creepy as hell, but with compassion for every character however misguided.

Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

A chilling story about the lengths a man will go to protect his family and way of life. Liv and the terrifying place she manages to survive in will stay with me for a long time.

Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days

Darkly brilliant. As beautifully written as it is page turning - an original and compelling voice.

Kate Hamer, author of Girl in the Red Coat

Liberatingly original. Exceptionally gripping.

Karin Fossum

An unsettling story about a family in trouble and the lengths a father will go to to protect his daughter

I paper

Haunting and claustrophobic . . . a moving tale of love that morphs into madness.

Daily Mail

Absolutely brilliant - such detailed layering of character, moving and creepy as hell. So original and beautifully written and I couldn't wait every night to read it - the mark of a truly compelling book.

Fiona Cummins

Expertly navigates a wealth of themes – obsession, grief, love and innocence and childhood – and binds them together in a cleverly crafted, gripping tale. Addictive, brutal and honest, Resin is an emotional rollercoaster

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780857525468

    August 20, 2018

    Doubleday

    RRP $32.99

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Extract

Liv

The white room was completely dark when my dad killed my granny. I was there. Carl was there too, but they never noticed him. It was the morning of Christmas Eve and it had started snowing, but we didn’t get a proper white Christmas that year.

Back then everything was different. It was before Dad’s stuff started taking up so much space that we couldn’t get into the living room. And before Mum grew so big that she couldn’t get out of the bedroom, but it was after they had reported me dead, which got me out of going to school.

Or maybe it was earlier? I’m not very good at remembering when things happen, I get them muddled up. The first few years of your life feel like they’ll never end. The lady tells me it’s because when you try something for the first time, it makes a big impression on you, and those impressions take up a lot of space, she says.

There was definitely a lot going on in my life back then, and I was doing a lot of things for the first time. Like watching my granny die.

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