Written in several voices and dual-time, this is one of those thrillers that you really need to keep your wits about you to sort out who is who and what is what and then it connects … wow. We meet Kara whose mother was killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Mahmoud whom she loves but doesn’t really know it, Reiger who needs a document translated, George who can do just that, and then suddenly we switch to Afghanistan. Finally we have a cat-and-mouse chase across Europe. This is terrific.
July 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month.
Klara Walldeen was orphaned as a child and brought up by her grandparents on a remote Swedish archipelago. She is now a political aide in Brussels - and she has just seen something she shouldn't: something people will kill to keep hidden. On the other side of the world, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action, so dedicated to the cause that he abandoned his baby daughter to keep his cover. Now the only thing he lives for is swimming in the local pool. Then, on Christmas eve, Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase through Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out...
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
'Guilt and atonement and revenge ... THE SWIMMER is an impressive, fast-paced thriller'
'Elegantly constructed ... the language creeps up on you ... a remarkable debut novel.'
'Well-written and incredibly thrilling ... avoids the predictability of the genre'
'A terrific page-turner, rich with complex conflicts and a big, chillingly credible conspiracy.'
Chris Pavone, bestselling author of The Expats
'At the end you look up and see the world differently.'
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Head of Zeus
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Publisher:||Head of Zeus|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, Debuts of the Month, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Joakim Zander was born in 1975 in Stockholm, Sweden. He currently works as a lawyer for the European Union in Helsinki, Finland and has previously lived in Belgium, the USA, and the Middle East. The Swimmer is his debut novel. Author photo © Sofia Runarsdotter CLICK HERE to read our 'Ask the Author' feature on Joakim Zander.More About Joakim Zander