Blackwater Author:Kerstin Ekman On Midsummer's Eve, 1974, Annie Raft arrives with her daughter Mia in the remote Swedish village of Blackwater to join her lover Dan on a nearby commune. On her journey through the deep forest, she sumbles upon the site of a grisly double murder--a crime that will remain unsolved for nearly twenty years, until the day Annie sees her grown daugh... more »ter in the arms of one man she glimpsed in the forest that eerie midsummer night.
Like Gorky Park and Smilla's Sense of Snow, Blackwater is a unique trhiller in which the hearts and minds of the characters are as strikingly compelling as the exotic northern landscape that envelops them.« less
After 115 pages, I finally gave up on this book. It is relatively well written but confusing. It seemed as if every time I turned a page or started a new chapter, I was somewhere else with people Who didn't seem to have anything to do with what came before. This was not flashbooks but disjointed stories that didn't cohere.
I really liked this book. It's a fairly slow-paced mystery/thriller with lots of time to explore the people involved and the landscape. The countryside itself functions as a full-blown character. The resolution of the crime almost slid to the background as the author wove the lives of her characters. So not a page turner, I suppose, but a longer and more interesting read.