“ 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 ”
“ 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
“ Resin is one of the most remarkable books I have read in a very long time. It is unique, compelling and beautifully written . . . it is no surprise that Resin has won Scandinavia’s four most prestigious literary awards. International accolades are surely set to follow for this book of the year contender ”
“ Liberatingly original. Exceptionally gripping. ”
“ An unsettling story about a family in trouble and the lengths a father will go to to protect his daughter ”
“ Haunting and claustrophobic . . . a moving tale of love that morphs into madness. ”
“ 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. ”
“ 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 ”
August 20, 2018
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August 9, 2018
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.Continue Reading