This French author with a contemporary European attitude has created a brilliant female duo: a profiler and a true-crime writer. These heroines face an uncomfortable and intriguing case that echoes Jack the Ripper’s murders of 19th century London. As Keeper travels through time, through locations (London and Falkenberg in Sweden), and through the emotions and terror provoked by a serial killer, it offers a potent mix of historical crime aspects, gripping modern investigation and captivating story-telling.
Recommended by Ewa Sherman
Written by Johana Gustawsson
Translated from the French by Maxim Jakubowski
Published by Orenda Books (2018)
Ewa Sherman is a writer, translator and critic. She studied Polish Literature and Language, and Law, and worked with the Polish media. She’s translated several books of sonnets written by her mother Krystyna Konecka from Polish to English.