By Camilla Sten

They had seen something out there in the woods. Heard something. Something inhuman. How could anything be the same after that? It was as if everyone had forgotten. Everyone but her.

For most people in Järvhöga life had gone back to normal after the dramatic events in the woods and the rescue of the missing student Markus.

But for Julia nothing is as it was. That which is lurking beyond the trees is still there. That which has always been in Järvhöga, luring young men into the woods, remains.

Meanwhile Emil, Markus’ roommate, begins to sense that something isn’t right at the school. Something is wrong. With Markus, with everything, and no one is safe.

As the light and springtime returns to Järvhöga Julia and Emil must fight to save themselves and the people they love. Before it is too late.

The Haunted is the stand alone sequel to The Missing, where fraught suspense is seamlessly blended  with magical realism.

First published by Rabén & Sjögren, 2021

Sweden, Rabén & Sjögren

In a light prose and with an atmospheric narrative Sten manages to create a tight and captivating feeling without revealing too many details. Her portrayal of the mysterious village is recognisable from The Engelfors trilogy.
In conclusion The Haunted is a book that continues the series’ captivating impression.


Children & YA