Quicksand (Paperback)
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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 28/06/2018
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'Compelling and brutally candid... this is not a comfortable book, but the story is so superbly told that it lingers in the mind long after the jury's verdict' - Daily Mail

Winner of the 2018 Petrona Award 2018 for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year

Is this teenage girl a demonised victim or cold-blooded killer...? We Need to Talk About Kevin meets The Secret History in this gripping novel about secrets and murder, soon to be a Netflix TV series. Quicksand was Sweden's bestselling novel of 2017.

The air is hazy and grey with gunpowder smoke. Everyone has been shot but me. I haven't got so much as a bruise....

Is Maja a normal eighteen-year-old, the poster girl-next-door, popular and excelling at her schoolwork, caught in the middle of a terrible tragedy? Or is she the most reviled teenager in the country?

Either way, everyone knows her name. She has spent nine excruciating months in jail, awaiting trial for a mass murder that killed her boyfriend and her best friend, and now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471160356
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Subliminal story, masterfully told.' - Hakan Nesser

'It's awesome! - Jens Lapidus

'Compelling and brutally candid, especially about modern adolescence, this is not a comfortable book, but the story is so superbly told that it lingers in the mind long after the jury's verdict' - Daily Mail

'A suspenseful and addictive experience... [Giolito] expertly delves into the fickle psyche of the media and how they can change a story's narrative with one headline and she shames the press's tendency to report wild conjecture over facts... Though Giolito's perspective is Swedish, it absolutely translates to a greater global crisis' - Real Crime

'Giolito gives us the unsettling monologue of a teenage girl as she works her way through her role in murder. It is a splendid work of fiction' - Kirkus Reviews

'Gioloto's novel is haunting and immersive' - Publishers Weekly

`Sweden's latest blockbuster thriller lives up to the hype' - The Washington Post

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“Highly Addictive Scandi Noir”

Quicksand was the winner of Sweden’s Best Crime Novel 2016, and has been given a billing in the English language of being a cross between The Secret History meets We Need to Talk about Kevin, and that fans of Serial... More

Hardback edition
7th April 2017
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“Not for me!”

I was quite excited to have won this in the Goodreads Giveaways as it looked very intriguing since it was dubbed as Sweden's best crime novel of 2016. However, I've decided (disappointingly) not to finish it... More

Hardback edition
8th May 2017
Helpful? Upvote 24

“One of my favourite books this year”

I genuinely can't over exaggerate how much I loved this book. In fact, I think it's one of my favourite books of the year so far (and there are a lot of incredible books being published this year).

This is... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
13th July 2018
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