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by Malin Persson Giolito

Named the Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers Academy. A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Eighteen-year-old Maja Norberg is charged for her involvement in the massacre that left her boyfriend and her best friend dead. She has spent nine months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. How did Maja–popular, privileged, and a top student–become a cold-blooded killer in the eyes of the public? What did Maja do? Or is it what she failed to do that brought her here? Quicksand is an incisive courtroom thriller and a drama that raises questions about the nature of love, the disastrous side effects of guilt, and the function of justice.


07 March, 2017

About Malin Persson Giolito

MALIN PERSSON GIOLITO is a lawyer and writer based in Brussels, Belgium. Her latest novel, Quicksand (2016), was published to a chorus of critical praise, causing Sweden’s leading literary critic Lotta Olsson (Dagens Nyheter) to proclaim: “everything is secondary to the pure pleasure of reading it”.


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