An instant #1 New York Times bestseller
The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the multi-million copy bestselling author of A Man Called Ove.
'Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy' A.J. Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird
'I loved this book. Funny, sad, clever, insightful, surprising and hopeful. Brilliant in every way' Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of One Summer in Paris
In a small town in Sweden it appears to be an ordinary day. But look more closely, and you'll see a mysterious masked figure approaching a bank...
Two hours later, chaos has descended. A bungled attempted robbery has developed into a hostage situation - and the offender is refusing to communicate their demands to the police.
Within the building, fear quickly turns to irritation for the seven strangers trapped inside. If this is to be their last day on earth, shouldn't it be a bit more dramatic?
But as the minutes tick by, they begin to suspect that the criminal mastermind holding them hostage might be more in need of rescuing than they are . . .
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'Backman never disappoints . . . heartwarming and multi layered' 5***** Reader Review
'As always Backman manages to delight . . . a really satisfying ending that makes you feel better about the world' 5***** Reader Review
'A wonderfully unusual tale, told with flair and finesse that is so wonderful it is sure to cure everything that ails you. Don't miss out on this beautiful book' 5***** Reader Review
'This novel is about humanity at its most raw and at its most wonderful and I LOVED it!' 5***** Reader Review
Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy
I loved this book. Funny, sad, clever, insightful, surprising and hopeful. Brilliant in every way
Witty, observant, and unpredictable . . . darkly humorous
'19 New Books to Read in September'
Another smash hit . . . With Backman's stunning characters combined with a closed-room mystery, this has all of the ingredients for a novel all your friends will be talking about
Praise for Fredrik Backman
I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book
Surrounded by impenetrable forests, [Beartown] recreates the stifling atmosphere of a dying community. This is a mature, compassionate novel