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Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 4306 comments Mod
Karo Hamalainen has an audiobook called Cruel is the Night Cruel is the Night by Karo Hamalainen published 14 April 2017. Finland.

Prizewinning Finnish author Karo Hamalainen's English-language debut is a literary homage to Agatha Christie and a black comedy locked-room mystery about murder, mayhem, and morality in our cynical modern world.

Three cell phones ring in an opulent London apartment. The calls go unanswered because their recipients are all dead. Earlier that night, four Finnish friends meet for dinner. It's been ten years since the host, Robert, has seen his once-best friend, Mikko. The two had an ideological falling-out because Robert, a banker, made millions off of unethical (but not illegal) interest rate manipulations. Mikko, meanwhile, is an investigative journalist who has dedicated his career to bringing down corrupt financiers and politicians.

Also along for the evening are Mikko's wife, Veera--with whom Robert once had a secret affair--and Robert's young trophy wife, Elise. Mikko has arrived in London with an agenda and thinks he's about to get away with murder, but he has no idea what's on the menu for the night: not only does every diner have a bone to pick with another, but there's an arsenal of deadly weapons hiding in plain sight. And by the end of the night, there will be only one survivor.


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Icewineanne | 257 comments Most Finnish authors have let me down but I’ll give this a go before I swear off them permanently 🇫🇮


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Carol (carolfromnc) | 45 comments Icewineanne wrote: "Most Finnish authors have let me down but I’ll give this a go before I swear off them permanently 🇫🇮"

They are my favorites of the Nordic writers! Different strokes, as they say, lol.


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Icewineanne | 257 comments I’m a Finnish-Cdn so you’d think I would enjoy them 😂
Look forward to reading your thoughts on it Carol!


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Carol (carolfromnc) | 45 comments Icewineanne wrote: "I’m a Finnish-Cdn so you’d think I would enjoy them 😂
Look forward to reading your thoughts on it Carol!"


I own a copy, so now just need to get to it.


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