What My Body Remembers

Agnete Friis

ISBN: 9781616956028

Published: May, 2017

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Hardcover $25.95

Agnete Friis

Copenhagen

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Ella Nygaard was seven years old when her father murdered her mother. In the twenty years since, she has suffered from incapacitating panic attacks. After a particularly bad episode, the authorities threaten to take away Ella’s son, Alex. Desperate, she whisks Alex to the only sanctuary she knows: her grandmother’s abandoned seaside h...

Ella Nygaard was seven years old when her father murdered her mother. In the twenty years since, she has suffered from incapacitating panic attacks. After a particularly bad episode, the authorities threaten to take away Ella’s son, Alex. Desperate, she whisks Alex to the only sanctuary she knows: her grandmother’s abandoned seaside home, where she’s forced to confront the demons of her childhood that her memory has tried so hard to obscure. If Ella can start to remember, maybe her scars will begin to heal—or maybe the truth will put her in even greater danger.

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“Agnete Friis's storytelling haunts and grips and satisfies wildly. I love how she constructs palpable edge and suspense, but am especially captivated by the richness, depth, and organic quality of her amazingly vivid cast of characters. What My Body Remembers is a tense and riveting thrill ride. I devoured her visionary storytelling in one satisfying bite.”
–Sara Blaedel, international bestselling author of The Forgotten Girls
“Fans of Karin Fossum will feel right at home in Friis’ writing, from her measured pacing to her vividly-drawn characters... totally satisfying, tense, and immersive.”
–Crime by the Book
“The first solo novel by Friis, translated from the Danish by Lindy Falk van Rooyen, measures up to the best-selling Nordic noir novel The Boy in the Suitcase. Ella Nygaard, 27, is a flawed, memorable character.”
–The BBC "Between the Lines"
“Breaks the mould... Friis had an uncanny ability with her prose to suck me in and make me lose track of time.”
Clues & Reviews
“Breathtaking.”
–Toronto Star
“A first-rate novel of psychological and emotional suspense... Ella is a fascinating, complex character... Highly recommended!”
–The Journal of Popular Culture