By Johannes Selåker

AFTER COMING DANGEROUSLY close to ruining her career, journalist Selma Halilovic has moved from Stockholm to the northern city of Umeå. The official explanation is that she is studying to become a psychiatrist but that is only partly true…

A TEENAGE GIRL broadcasts her own suicide on Instagram. She has recently been reported missing by her parents, members of a fundamentalist christian group named Light of God. While the horrific clip goes viral, the area around Umeå is shaken by a number of mysterious acts of vandalism. It began as advanced pranks that many found amusing, but as they escalate the humour turns to horror and the pranks turn dangerous, fatal even. 

SELMA HALILOVIC IS covering the sabotages for her old employer but when she sees the Instagram post of the suicide she puts pieces together that noone else has. Could the vandalism be connected to the missing girl? As she dives deeper into her work Selma is forced to confront demons from her past. Will she be able to solve the mystery before she goes too deep down the rabbit hole and gets lost forever?

To be published by Forum, fall 2023

Denmark, People’s
Norway, Kagge
Sweden, Forum