#RivetingReads: Gunnar Staalesen recommends THE MINE by Antti Tuomainen

I had read the Finnish writer Antti Tuomainen’s two previous novels, The Healer and Dark as My Heart, in Norwegian and was fascinated by them. The Mine I have read in David Hackston’s English translation, and I am still very impressed by how this writer varies his way of telling interesting stories – somewhere between traditional crime fiction, thrillers and very good mainstream literature. The Mine is both an ecological thriller, a classic mystery and a portrait of a man pulled between his wife and child, his mother and his father. And what a father! I will say no more. Just read it, and prepare to be surprised.

Recommended by Gunnar Staalesen

Read Amanda Hopkinson’s #Riveting Review of THE MINE by Antti Tuomainen


Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway in 1947. He is the author of more than twenty titles, which have been published in twenty-four countries and have sold over four million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007. Staalesen has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour) and most recently the Petrona Award for the international bestseller Where Roses Never Die.

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