THE SIXTEEN TREES OF THE SOMME
Lars Mytting is the author of the unlikely international bestseller, Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way. If he can wow the world with a how-to guide about timber, what can he do with fiction? This mystery envelops you in the moody mists of remote Norway before thrusting you into the stormy waters of the Shetlands. Orphan Edvard Hirjifell lives with his grandfather, who fought on the wrong side in World War II and has paid the price ever since. The delivery of an ornate coffin sets Edvard on a quest to unravel the mystery of a family feud, the deaths of his parents and a peculiar inheritance. No one does moody like the Scandinavians and it’s an eerie pleasure to plunge into this ably plotted saga.