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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784163419
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99


The award-winning international bestseller, Resin published to widespread critical acclaim. This is suspense at its very best - dark, original and heart-breaking - exploring what can happen to a family when love is too much.

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.


Liv died when she was just six years old.

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.


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

  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784163419
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Ane Riel

Ane Riel has won Scandinavia's four most prestigious literary awards for her novel Resin which has been a bestseller around the world.

Praise for Resin

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

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

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

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

I paper

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


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

The Skinny

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

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

Daily Mail

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

Daily Express

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