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The Father

CWA Daggers: International, 2016

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405534024

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 6th August 2015

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

How does a child become a criminal? How does a father lose a son?

An epic crime novel with the excitement of Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters and the depth of We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Father is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who held Sweden to ransom, committing ten audacious bank robberies over just two years.

None had committed a crime before. All were under 22 years old. All of them would be changed forever.

In this intoxicating, heartbreaking thriller, the fourth brother, who was not involved in the real robberies, tells of three boys who grew from innocent children to become public enemy number one – and of the man who made them that way.

Reviews

Richard Coyle's unhurried Nordic-tinged narration is punctuated by moments of sudden violence. Very enjoyable.
South China Morning Post
A powerful real-life story
Guardian
The emotional centre of the story is truly compelling . . . the sweep and scope are epic
Herald
Unique and stunning. One of the most powerful novels you'll read this year
Stephen Booth
Superior. . . builds to a breathless climax
Sun
A deep, clean cut into the body of fathers, sons, loyalty and family
Sainsburys Magazine
Will delight fans of Nordic Noir
Crime Fiction Lover
Mind boggling and captivating
The Crime Warp
An incredible story
Crime Time
Incredibly efficient and easy to read . . . gripping and thrilling
Helsingborgs Dagblad, Sweden
An unbelievably exciting and authentic story. . . One of the year's best crime stories
Östran, Sweden
An insider story that beats any action film
Aftonbladet, Sweden
A remarkable blend of fact and fiction
Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden
Many of the scenes stick with you
Expressen, Sweden
A powerful and riveting reading experience
Deckarbloggen, Sweden
One of the summer's best thrillers
Café, Sweden
The action in The Father is captivating. It holds us in suspense from the first page to the last
LitteraturMagazinet, Sweden
I have a soft spot not only for suspense novels, but also for coming-of-age stories; here, I get both!
Bokbabbel, Sweden
The craftsmanship in this novel is first-class. It is both exciting and dramatic in an almost cinematic way
Gefle Dagblad, Sweden
It is hard to put The Father down for more than the briefest moment. It is an empathetic story that vividly portrays perpetrators, victims and police
Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden
It is captivating to read about the inner workings of a gang of robbers
Borås Tidning, Sweden
A very clever suspense novel, a classic story of crime and punishment that is simultaneously a gripping family drama with a genuinely painful element
BTJ, Sweden
The Father is more than a traditional suspense novel. It is also a story of exclusion, a fractured family, an unfamiliar Sweden and a kind of honour culture. This is why it is so totally relevant to us
Mariestads-Tidningen, Sweden
The Father isn't just exciting-it also gives a sincere picture of a home that is a far cry from that of your average Joe
Ölandsbladet, Sweden
A thrilling novel that becomes something much more than a book you can't put down
Tara, Sweden
A flawlessly constructed thriller
Femina, Sweden
The Father is thoroughly exciting from the first line to the last. Seductively well-written
Kristianstadsbladet, Sweden
A gripping coming-of-age story, flush with exciting scenes and the psychological battle between father and son
Falu-Kuriren, Sweden
The Father is a novel where we know already from the beginning how it will all end, but the way there is worth our while
Aftonbladet, Sweden
A book that seems infallible: bring on the cartloads of stars, the stellar reviews and the millions of readers
de Volkskrant, Netherlands
The Father is a book that will elicit a lot of response, a must-read for every crime lover. Actually, a must for anyone who likes to read
Hebban, The Netherlands
An incredible crime novel
Brabants Dagblad, Netherlands
The meticulous preparation and execution of the robberies are depicted stunningly
NRC Handelsblad, Netherlands
It is amazing how much tension the authors create while merely describing the preparations for the robberies. Even more exciting are the robberies themselves
VN Thriller & Detective Guide, Netherlands
Never before have I read a book that so successfully explains how people can end up as criminals
Het Nieuwsblad, Netherlands
The Father provides an intriguing insight in the criminal life
De Telegraaf, Netherlands
The Father is a technically wonderful novel crafted with breathtaking cleverness
Corriere della Sera, Italy
Totally crazy, totally reckless and totally brilliant: a well-researched fictional reality of a book ... the best crime thriller of the year so far
Nordjyske Stiftstidende, Denmark
The structure is strictly cinematic: well-formed scenes with sharp dialogue and seamless progress, making reading a pleasure. Once you've started reading, it's hard to put the book down
Politiken, Denmark
It's extremely well written, thrilling, gripping, gruesome, cheerful, anguished, heartwarming, and ice cold - spectacular in all ways. The Father is a world-class piece of fiction
Fredericia Dagblad, Denmark
[An] action-packed page turner - not for the faint of heart
Elle, Germany