The Badger (Grävlingen)

Fredrik P Winter

grävlingen

Rights sold

Germany: HarperCollins

Netherlands: AW Bruna

Sweden: LB Förlag

 

Every year on the night of November 6th, a serial killer called the Badger breaks into the basement floor of his chosen victim’s house. The victim is dragged into the ground and vanishes without a trace. 

One morning publisher Annika Granlund finds a manuscript covered in dirt outside her office door. The title of the script is I’m the Badger and it is a morbid biography about a serial killer living underground. Annika sees an opportunity to save her publishing house, which is facing bankruptcy unless they’re able to find a big bestseller soon. They decide to publish it even though they know it will be controversial. Her questionable decision leads her into a deep hole of darkness, something she thought she had buried as a kid. 

Who is the Badger? Who wrote the book? And what lurks beneath the ground? 

The Badger is a psychological thriller with supernatural elements. About the human psyche that is so fragile when put under pressure. 

364 pages

 

Reviews: 

”The suspense rises when the plot moves closer to the date of November the 6th. Will a new deed occur? The author elegantly pilots the reader towards the inevitable ending. Fredrik P Winter is one of the skillful debutants I’d be happy to read more from.” - Nils Scherman

 

”365 pages of pure joy. The best book I’ve read. Like a mix between Twin Peaks and The Shining. I hope they make this into a movie!” - Familjekedjan

 

”An extremely well written book to get stuck in. I read the end while completely missing the fact that the fire alarm went off in the empty store where I was working in. After reading you will never want to move to a house with a basement.” – I min bokhylla, book blog

 

“Psychological horror that won’t leave anyone unaffected. 5 out of 5.” - Bettan bokprataren, book blog

 

“Fascinating, suspenseful & strong!” – Jennies boklista, book blog

 

“This book literally crawls underneath the skin and sticks in your mind long after finishing reading it. 5 out of 5!” - bok_ann, book blog