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Fog Island

by Mariette Lindstein

Part of the Fog Island Trilogy Series

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Fog Island

This is the first of a trilogy and therefore must, of course, set the scene for those to come.  It is about a cult that uses a beautiful old house on a Swedish island as its centre. The leader is Oswald, naturally unbelievably charismatic. Our heroine is Sofia, a sad lost girl suffering from a broken relationship and looking for a purpose in life. An obvious recruit. Oswald asks her to set up his library, an enticing offer. All goes well until winter sets in and brings the fog of the title. It also makes prisoners of those on the island. Then things get spooky. This is a long, slow read with little action but if you are interested in cults then you will find it fascinating. 

Sarah Broadhurst

Fog Island Synopsis

 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... ...

Fog Island Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A fantastic, interesting and tense thriller that I couldn't put down. I'm intrigued to see what happens in the next books. Full review

Charlotte Walker

The story of an intelligent young woman's venture into a cult and how she ends up running for her life from the madman leader. Full review

Nicola Kingswell

An eerie psychological thriller set on a remote Swedish island and based on the author's real-life experiences living in a cult. Full review

Jo Marie

How do you know when you're in a cult? Answer, when you can't get out! Full review

Kerry Bridges

Sophia Bauman joins ViaTerra full of ideals for the perfect life but is dramatically disillusioned. The inside story of life in a cult where escape is not an option. Full review

Paul Garland

How a perfect second chance soon changed into a living nightmare. This had me gripped with the twist of the story and had me staying up late to read the end as I wanted to know what happened. Full review

Sharon Hall

Fog Island Press Reviews

'I loved it - tense and atmospheric, slowly drawing the reader in to a reality that is utterly terrifying.' - Lisa Hall

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008245344
Publication date: 24/01/2019
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: B07BWS6SYN
Publication date: 24/01/2019
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008245344
Publication date: 24th January 2019
Author: Mariette Lindstein
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 560 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Mariette Lindstein

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 ...

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