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Harbor

John Ajvide Lindqvist

Thomas Dunne Books

John Ajvide Lindqvist has taken the horror world by storm. His first novel, Let the Right One In, has been made into critically acclaimed films in both Sweden and in the U.S (as Let Me In). His second novel, Handling the Undead, is beloved by horror lovers everywhere. Now, with Harbor, a stunning and chilling masterpiece, Lindqvist firmly cements his place as the heir apparent to Stephen King.

One ordinary winter afternoon on a snowy island, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse in the middle of the frozen channel. While they are exploring the lighthouse, Maja disappears – either into thin air or under thin ice -- leaving not even a footprint in the snow.

Two years later, Anders, a broken man, moves back to his family’s abandoned home on the island. He soon realizes that Maja's disappearance is only one of many strange occurrences, and that his fellow islanders, including his own grandmother, know a lot more than they’re telling. As he digs deeper, Anders begins to unearth a dark and deadly secret at the heart of this small, seemingly placid town.

As he did with Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead, John Ajvide Lindqvist serves up a blockbuster cocktail of high-tension suspense in a narrative that barely pauses for breath.


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Harbour
IBanishedWhere the waves thunder and the storms cry. Where the breakers crash and the salt water whirls, that is where the place that is ours rises from the sea. The legacy that passes from father to son. 
LENNART ALBINSSON--RÅDMANSÖThe sea has given and the sea has taken awayWho flies there in the feather-harbour, who climbs up there out of the black, shining waters? 
GUNNAR EKELÖF--TJÄRVENSea buckthornThree thousand years ago, Domarö was nothing but a large, flat rock sticking up out of the water, crowned by an erratic boulder the ice had left
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Praise for Harbor

"Like Stephen King, Lindqvist makes deft use of contemporary pop culture.... Like King, Lindqvist is a master at evoking the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small, self-contained community whose denizens are as cursed by their own history as by the uncanny, terrifying events of the present."
--The Washington Post
 
"John Ajvide Lindqvist is rightly seen as one of the most exciting writers working in the horror genre at the moment – a rival, indeed, to Stephen King."
--The Scotsman
 
"A spooky pleasure, expertly told."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Enthralling dark fantasy."
--Publishers Weekly
"Like Stephen King, Lindqvist makes deft use of contemporary pop culture.... Like King, Lindqvist is a master at evoking the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small, self-contained community whose denizens are as cursed by their own history as by the uncanny, terrifying events of the present."
--The Washington Post
 
"John Ajvide Lindqvist is rightly seen as one of the most exciting writers working in the horror genre at the moment – a rival, indeed, to Stephen King."
--The Scotsman
 
"A spooky pleasure, expertly told."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Enthralling dark fantasy."
--Publishers Weekly

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HARBOR by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Marlaine DelargyKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of HARBOR . Scandinavian writers dominate the police-procedural genre. Are they now bent on taking over horror? Swedish creepmeister Lindqvist is hot on the case.
- Kirkus Reviews
Book review: Lindqvist’s ‘Harbor’ establishes him as Sweden’s Stephen King - The Washington Post
A little girl vanishes on the Swedish ice in John Ajvide Lindqvist’s latest thriller, “Harbor.”
- The Washington Post
Book review: Harbour - Books - Scotsman.com
'John Ajvide Lindqvist Quercus, £17.99 '
- The Scotsman

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • John Ajvide Lindqvist

  • JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST is the author of Handling the Undead and international sensation Let the Right One In, which has been made into critically acclaimed films in both Sweden and the United States (as Let Me In). The Swedish film based on the book, for which Lindqvist wrote the screenplay, won top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as at film festivals around the globe. Of the American film, Stephen King commented, "Let Me In is a genre-busting triumph. Not just a horror film, but the best American horror film in the last twenty years...Rush to it now. You can thank me later."

    Lindqvist became an author after careers as a magician and as a stand-up comic. He has also written for television. His books are published in twenty-nine countries; he lives in Sweden.

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