“With her latest novel, Sten twists two timelines as a young woman who can’t recognize faces tackles family secrets in a house filled with dark secrets of its own.”
Living with prosopagnosia isn’t easy for Eleanor. Her inability to recognize even familiar faces causes her stress and anxiety. Then she comes face to face with a killer when she walks in on the scene of her grandmother Vivianne’s murder, and each day is sheer horror. Not knowing who the killer is, or if they’ll return, fills her waking moments—even her dreams—with dread.
When an attorney calls and tells Eleanor her cruel grandmother Vivianne has left her a giant estate hidden away in the Swedish woods—the place her grandmother was killed—she joins her boyfriend Sebastian and her unheeding aunt Veronika with the attorney at the estate, looking for secrets, and answers.
As they get closer and closer to the truth, they’ll wish they never decided to disturb what’s come to rest at the house.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Following the path set by her mother Viveca Sten, Camilla Sten is quickly becoming an instant buy for readers craving intense psychological horror with a heavy dose of mounting dread. The author of Bergtagen, Arvtagaren, and En Annan Gryning, as well as a series of novels co-written with her mother, Sten’s debut novel The Lost Village cemented her status in strange, gripping horror fiction. With her latest novel, Sten twists two timelines as a young woman who can’t recognize faces tackles family secrets in a house filled with dark secrets of its own. Booklist says: “Sten relentlessly builds the tension and suspense … adding a deep layer of intensely sinister fear and mortal danger with every turn of the page. A great choice for fans of terrifying psychological suspense driven by family secrets …”, and New York Time Book Review says: “Come for the mounting horror and scares, but stay for a devastating examination of the nature of family secrets.”
Forthcoming 29 March 2022 from Minotaur Books, The Resting Place by Camilla Sten (translated by Alexandra Fleming) is available for pre-order now.