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Canongate Books, May 1, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Monika is driven to succeed as a doctor - but cannot allow herself any personal happiness. Maj-Britt is desperate to be left alone - but why does she shun society? A tragic accident brings these two strangers together, forcing them to confront their darkest fears. In this psychological thriller, Karin Alvtegen reveals a world where every choice you make has a profound impact on your whole life. And one question must be answered: when fate intervenes, what will you choose to sacrifice? This novel was first published under the title Shame.

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Karin Alvtegen is one of Scandinavia's most acclaimed and bestselling crime writers. She was born in Jonkoping, Sweden, in 1965 and had a varied career, including work in set design for film and stage, before she started to write. She won Sweden's most prestigious crime award, the Glass Key, for Missing. Her novel Shadow was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2009. She is the great neice of Astrid Lindgren (author of the Pippi Longstocking stories) and lives in Stockholm. Her books have been translated into 27 languages.

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