Her language flows easily side by side and she tells her stories in a credible way.
Well camouflaged behind the dangers, excitement and rapid event development also hides something even bigger and more important: love between siblings.
Completely original without ever seeming artificial, this story of a woman in the margins of society and her dust with motives from a serial killer is as surprising as convincing.
In Karin Alvteen, Swedish criminal literature has a melodramatic talent that can bring us pleasure in many upcoming novels.
With unmistakable sense of the deeply human, Karin Alvteen paints in a low-key way what love, betrayal, fear of conflict, prejudice and trust can do to people.
The key to Beyond is actually most of all similar to Astrid Lindgren’s fantasy books, The Brothers Lionheart and Mio, my son, with features by Michael Endes The Infinite Story and Holly Black’s Spiderwick. For what is at the center of this story is sibling love, and what can be achieved with the power of imagination.
What we otherwise hardly understand about people’s pity becomes understandable here, thanks to Karin Alvtegen’s great storytelling skills.