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We Know You Remember

(2021)
(The first book in the High Coast series)
A novel by

 
 
“Beautifully elegiac and intricately plotted, this is Nordic noir at its best.”—People

Winner of the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year •

Shortlisted for the Best Swedish Book of the Year Award •

One of People Magazine’s Best Books of Fall 


A missing girl, a hidden body, a decades-long cover-up, and old sins cast in new light: the classic procedural meets Scandinavian atmosphere in this rich, character-driven mystery, awarded Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, that heralds the American debut of a supremely skilled international writer. 

It’s been more than twenty years since Olof Hagström left home. Returning to his family’s house, he knows instantly that something is amiss. The front door key, hidden under a familiar stone, is still there. Inside, there’s a panicked dog, a terrible stench, water pooling on the floor: the father Olaf has not seen or spoken to in decades is dead in the bathroom shower.

For police detective Eira Sjödin, the investigation of this suspicious death resurrects long-forgotten nightmares. She was only nine when Olof Hagström, then fourteen, was found guilty of raping and murdering a local girl. The case left a mark on the town’s collective memory—a wound that never quite healed—and tinged Eira’s childhood with fear. Too young to be sentenced, Olof was sent to a youth home and exiled from his family. He was never seen in the town again. Until now. 

An intricate crime narrative in which past and present gracefully blend, We Know You Remember is a relentlessly suspenseful and beautifully written novel about guilt and memory in which nothing is what it seems, and unexpected twists upend everything you think you know. 

Genre: Mystery

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February 2022 : UK Hardback
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Title: We Know You Remember
Author(s): Tove Alsterdal
ISBN: 0-571-36890-5 / 978-0-571-36890-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: We Know You Remember: A Novel (The High Coast Series, 1)
Author(s): Tove Alsterdal
ISBN: 0-06-311506-9 / 978-0-06-311506-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: We Know You Remember
Author(s): Tove Alsterdal
ISBN: 0-571-36891-3 / 978-0-571-36891-4 (UK edition)
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September 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: We Know You Remember: A Novel (The High Coast Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Tove Alsterdal
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: We Know You Remember: A Novel (The High Coast Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Tove Alsterdal
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


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February 2022 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We Know You Remember
Author(s): Tove Alsterdal
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We Know You Remember: A Novel (The High Coast Series Book 1)
Author(s): Tove Alsterdal
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA