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Depths
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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Bleak Scandinavian Romance/Crime [s]

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message 1: by Py (new)

Py | 1 comments The book is about a cartographer (map maker) (i think) who goes on an expedition to chart a scandinavian archipelago (i think). he becomes besotted by a woman he meets on one of the islands who lives there alone with her husband but wants to return to the mainland. i think the "hero" kills the husband. the woman has a baby to him. he continually strings her along about leaving the island because he is married. in the end, i think he commits suicide and she leaves the island with the baby.


message 2: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34460 comments Mod
Pym, around what year did you read this book?
What's the time period of the story?
Where is the possible cartographer from?


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lobstergirl | 38268 comments Mod
I think this might be Depths by Henning Mankell.


message 4: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34460 comments Mod
Good find, Lobstergirl! Side note: the basic theme reminds me of Eye of the Needle - one of Follett's *short* early novels.


message 5: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lobstergirl | 38268 comments Mod
Oh, I didn't find it. (I had actually read it.) It is very, very bleak. "Eye of the Needle" is a great story too.


message 6: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34460 comments Mod
Agreed. I'd definitely recommend "Eye of the Needle."


message 7: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lobstergirl | 38268 comments Mod
Py/Pym, was "Depths" your book?


message 8: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lobstergirl | 38268 comments Mod
I'm convinced Depths was the book (although I can't remember who gets killed/dies). Moving to Solved.


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