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Mariette Lindstein - Author

About the Author

Mariette Lindstein was born and raised in Halmstad on the west coast of Sweden. At the age of 20, she joined the Church of Scientology and worked for the next 25 years at all levels of the organization, including at its international headquarters outside Los Angeles. Mariette left the Church in 2004, and is now married to Dan Koon, an author and artist. They live in a forest outside Halmstad with their three dogs. Fog Island is her debut novel and was first published in Sweden where it won the Best Crime Debut at the Specsavers CrimeTime Awards. Mariette now dedicates her life to writing and lecturing to warn others about the dangers of cults and cult mentality.

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Fog Island

Fog Island

Author: Mariette Lindstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

`I loved it...terrifying' Lisa Hall Flowers in the Attic meets The Girls: a gripping combination of fear, sexual tension and lethal fascination. The deadliest trap is the one you don't see... Sofia has just finished university and ended a troubled relationship when she attends a lecture about a New Age movement, Via Terra. Its leader is Franz Oswald, young, good-looking, urbane and mesmerizing. When Sofia meets Franz Oswald, the handsome, charming leader of a mysterious New Age movement, she's dazzled and intrigued. Visiting his headquarters on Fog Island, Sofia's struck by the beautiful mansion overlooking the sea, the gardens, the sense of peace and the purposefulness of the people who live there. And she can't ignore the attraction she feels for Franz. So she agrees to stay, just for a while. But as summer gives way to winter, and the dense fog from which the island draws its name sets in, it becomes clear that Franz rules the island with an iron fist. No phones or computers are allowed. Contact with the mainland is severed. Electric fences surround the grounds. And Sofia begins to realize how very alone she is and that no one ever leaves Fog Island... Praise for Fog Island: `I loved it - tense and atmospheric, slowly drawing the reader in to a reality that is utterly terrifying.' Lisa Hall, bestselling author of THE PARTY `Chillingly authentic' The Guardian `An interesting exposition of the psychology and the insidious methods that govern cults' Daily Mail `A vivid crime novel' The Express `This intense thriller completely grips you from the off' HEAT `An intense, terrifying, and utterly believable journey into the shadowy world of cult leaders and cult members. A just-one-more-page thriller that will have you reading late into the night and holding your breath until the very end. I loved it!' Karen Dionne, internationally bestselling author of HOME `Gripping from start to finish.' NetGalley Reviewer `This book is hauntingly superb.' Goodreads Reviewer `I could not put it down until the very end.' NetGalley Reviewer

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