LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

The Silver Road

by Stina Jackson

Debut Books of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Scandinavian Crime: Dark, morally complex, direct Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Silver Road

A hard-hitting punch of a crime thriller is waiting to be discovered, but also within the pages lies a provocative and emotionally stunning read too. This debut was the winner of the 2018 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award, and believe me, I can completely understand why. Lelle has been driving the silver road looking for his missing daughter for three years, his endless search consumes his very being. Within the first page I knew I had fallen in love with the writing, which is exquisitely translated. The words connected with my very being, I could feel the words, look around me and see my surroundings.  Stina Jackson balances the dark and light quite beautifully, while tense and foreboding, there is also a silvery thread of hope to be found that thrums gently in the background. The cover of The Silver Road beckons, it leads to a read that emotionally connects, opens feelings and allows access to thoughts. Oh, and that ending… the ending sent goosebumps shivering down my arms. A highly recommended read indeed and one of my picks of the month.

Liz Robinson

The Silver Road Synopsis

Three years ago, Lelle's daughter went missing in a remote part of Northern Sweden. Lelle has spent the intervening summers driving the Silver Road under the midnight sun, frantically searching for his lost daughter, for himself and for redemption. Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Meja arrives in town hoping for a fresh start. She is the same age as Lelle's daughter was - a girl on the brink of adulthood. But for Meja, there are dangers to be found in this isolated place. As autumn's darkness slowly creeps in, Lelle and Meja's lives are intertwined in ways, both haunting and tragic, that they could never have imagined.

MEGA GIVEAWAY! Win a year's worth of reading with our 2019 Star Books!

MEGA GIVEAWAY! Win a year's worth of reading with our 2019 Star Books!

Closing date: 06/12/2019

WE LOVE BOOKS! LoveReading is the UK’s leading book recommendation website. Our mission is to promote a love of books and reading to all by offering the tools, advice and information needed to help our members and browsers to find their next favourite book. We have a panel of editorial experts that select books right across the genres and read the latest releases to keep you fully updated. Their reviews and recommendations make it easy for you to choose the perfect book to read next. Search by author, genre or book title to find the next book for you - and once you are a member, you can sign up to receive regular newsletters and save all the books you want to read or have read to your own digital bookshelf. Membership of the site is free and delivers a helpful range of unique online tools, including 10-15 page opening extracts and listening to samples of audiobooks from specially selected titles. You can also subscribe to our personalised newsletters to help you keep on top of all the new releases while having recommendations tailored just for you. Our Star Books are a selection of our personal favourites from the books we've read each year. The ones that have really stood out from the crowd for us. We always say if you're only going to buy a few books this year, take a look at our Star Books selection. We have a HUGE giveaway for you to really end your year on a high. We're giving you the opportunity to win all the books selected as Star Books this year! That's around 40 books that you can keep for yourself, share with friends and family or give as Christmas gifts. A year's worth of reading and some of our favourite books published this year, for you, for free! What are you waiting for? This draw is open only for UK residents currently in the UK and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 6th December 2019. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Enter Now

The Silver Road Press Reviews

Jackson has the confidence to deliver a thoughtful, patiently told story in which there are no conventional genre heroes, just ordinary people struggling to cope with their respective tragedies. - Irish Times

Beautifully written, haunting and intense. - Sunday Times Crime Club

I love everything about this book. Stina Jackson has mastered the art of combining suspense with literary depth. It's oh so beautiful, wistful and well written. - Lina Bengtsdotter, author of For the Missing

I lost the whole weekend to Lelle and Meja and couldn't have loved it more. Deeply affecting and full of heart, yet a dark, despairing page-turner. A very impressive debut. - Chris Whitaker, author of All the Wicked Girls

A stunning read. Beautifully written and utterly haunting. - Jo Spain, author of The Confession

I really enjoyed The Silver Road. There's a haunting, intoxicating atmosphere throughout, intensified by the never ending Nordic daylight, which is in stark contrast to the darkness of the families the story follows. A great read. - Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me

A haunting debut... an unflinching examination of the kind of men who prey on vulnerable young women. - Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

Unsettling and absorbing - Observer, THRILLER OF THE MONTH

If you loved this, you might like these...

Seven Lies
Beast
The Temple House Vanishing
Deep State

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781786497338
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781786497307
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781786497314
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Ebook

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786497338
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Stina Jackson
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, Literary Fiction, Scandinavian Crime, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Stina Jackson

Stina Jackson was born in 1983 and raised in Skelleftea, northern Sweden. In 2006 she moved to Denver, Colorado, where she lives with her husband and small dog. The Silver Road is her debut novel.

More About Stina Jackson

More Books By Stina Jackson

Cover for The Silver Road by Stina Jackson
Cover for The Silver Road by Stina Jackson
View All Books By Stina Jackson

Share this book