The Summer of Ellen by Agnete Friis audiobook

The Summer of Ellen

By Agnete Friis
Translated by Sinead Quirke Kongerskov
Read by Victor Bevine

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664476929

  • ISBN: 9781664584754

Runtime: 8.46 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Crime Reads Pick of Best Crime Novels of Summer

Agnete Friis's lyrical, evocative work of psychological suspense weaves together two periods in one man's life to explore obsession, toxic masculinity, and the tricks we play on our own memory. Jacob, a middle-aged architect living in Copenhagen, is in the alcohol-soaked throes of a bitter divorce when he receives an unexpected call from his great-uncle Anton, who is in his nineties and still lives with his brother Anders on their rural Jutland farm-a place Jacob hasn't visited since the summer of 1978. Anton asks Jacob to answer the question that has haunted them both for decades: What happened to Ellen? To find out, Jacob must revisit the farm and confront what took place that summer-one defined by his teenage obsession with Ellen, a beautiful young hippie from the local commune who came to stay with Anton and Anders, and the unsolved disappearance of Jacob's classmate's sister. In revisiting old friends and rivals, Jacob discovers that the tragedies that have haunted him for over forty years were not what they seemed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The settings, in contemporary Copenhagen and on a Jutlandfarm in 1978, mirror the psychological landscape by focusing on the bleak and challenging…Brilliant.” Booklist (starred review)
“Modern Copenhagen, Danish farmland in the ’70s, and a hippy commune: The Summer of Ellen has all the ingredients for a gripping, literary noir.” Crimes Reads
“A richly drawn, uncompromising tale about Jacob’s desperate journey grappling with a forty-year-old mystery from his toxic adolescence. I couldn’t put it down.” Cara Black, author of the Aimée Leduc mysteries
“A brilliant exploration of faulty memory and the lasting effects of adolescent trauma.” Lene Kaaberbøl, co-author of the Nina Borg thrillers

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Agnete Friis

Author Bio: Agnete Friis

Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis are the Danish duo behind the Nina Borg series. Friis is a journalist by training, while Kaaberbøl has been a professional writer since the age of fifteen, with more than two million books sold worldwide. Their first collaboration, The Boy in the Suitcase, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and has been translated into twenty-seven languages.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English