From the first page, Karin Alvtegen has built up a tension that attracts uninterrupted reading. Events and choices people make have an impact elsewhere, obscure relationships are revealed, threads are woven together, life history is skilfully linked.
As always in Karin Alvtegen’s novels, it is about relationships. Also about the impact of childhood. About silence. About how relationships where there is no communication inevitably disappear.
In Swedish book publishing today, with all the dozen subscribers who pounce on us, it is a pure pleasure to take part in a novel that grabs and touches. The Butterfly Effect is a novel written with psychological acuity and insight and in a language so melodic that one almost hears how it purrs.