A brilliantly written and gripping historical Nordic Noir thriller with all the intrigue and atmosphere of Burial Rites, the pent-up passion of The Piano and the suspense of The Tenderness of Wolves.
Cecilia Ekback was born in the north of Sweden; her parents come from Lapland. During her teens, she worked as a journalist and after university specialised in marketing. Over twenty years her work for a multinational took her to Russia, Germany, France, Portugal, the Middle East and the UK. In 2010, she finished a Masters in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. She now lives in Calgary with her husband and twin daughters, 'returning home' to the landscape and the characters of her childhood in her writing. Wolf Winter is her first novel and she is at work on her second. You can find out more about Cecilia via her website www.ceciliaekback.com and you can follow her @KarinCecilia on Twitter.
The most brilliantly, dark, eerie, intriguing tale I've ever read. Think The Killing and then square it.Wolf Winter is a beautiful novel, full of wisdom and poetry. Cecilia Ekback writes dark, compelling prose steeped in a powerful sense of place. Spellbinding.It's rare to come across such an original, compelling and beautifully written novel... supported by richly drawn characters, magical language and so many twists and turns that you'll be reading and shivering into the wee hours. - Pam Lewis, author of Speak Softly, She Can Hear and A Young WifeAs dark as a winter night in the Arctic, as magical as the northern lights, Wolf Winter kept me turning pages long past my bedtime. A marvellous mixture of terror and delight - Lauren B. Davis, author of The Empty Room and Against a Darkening SkyRich in history and authentic detail, Wolf Winter is a deeply satisfying read. I highly recommend it. - Rene Denfeld, author of The EnchantedHypnotic prose... dark and atmospheric. Readers who enjoyed the winter landscape and magical realism of Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child may also want to try this. - Library Journal (US)Exquisitely suspenseful, beautifully written, and highly recommendedA terrific debut in the vein of Hannah Kent's Burial Rites - The Bookseller