Johan Theorin

The Voices Beyond
  • The Voices Beyond

  • Johan Theorin

    Summer on the beautiful Swedish island of Öland. Visitors arrive in their thousands, ready to enjoy the calm and relaxation of this paradise.

    Amongst them is Jonas Kloss, excited at the prospect of staying with his aunt, uncle and older cousins. But it is not as he had hoped. One night he takes a boat out onto the moonlit sea. A ship looms out of the darkness and the horror he finds on board is unimaginable.

    Fleeing for his life, Jonas arrives at the door of an elderly islander, Gerlof Davidsson. Once Gerlof has heard his tale of dead sailors and axe-wielding madmen, he realizes that this will be a summer like none other Öland has ever seen.

    For one man – the Homecomer – this is a very special journey. He seeks revenge that he’s waited a lifetime to exact…

Johan Theorin’s first novel, Echoes from the Dead, won The Swedish Crime Academy’s Best First Novel award in 2007, and went on to win the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger in 2009. His second novel, The Darkest Room, won the Best Swedish Novel 2008, and the CWA International Dagger in 2010. A journalist by profession, Johan lives in Stockholm, Sweden.