With a never-failing humanism and a deep understanding of the genre, The Home is the true proof that Sweden has a new horror king
With The Home Mats Strandberg nails his position as one of the best Swedish horror writers
Mats Strandberg is marvellous when he lets us feel the approaching catastrophe: we feel an ice-cold chill . . . Psychology, guilt and painful secrets
The Home gives me goosebumps along my arms all the way up my shoulders, and shows that there is no need for armies of aliens, zombies or blood-sucking foxes. A different voice is just enough
What a storyteller! The characters' failures, love stories, everyday matters, insights and shortcomings shimmer in his hands: the very ordinary life becomes a little bit more beautiful. And yes, the horrifying becomes much more horrifying than in reality as well. Although it is the shimmer that stays with you when the book is over
Very cinematic, and with characters who have real psychological depth. Mats Strandberg scares his readers in a most refined way. This is a brilliant story
Strandberg's ability to capture everyday life and environments and to create personalities wins
Good characters, clever story, plenty of scares. A great read. Admit yourself to The Home right now.