On the Baltic Sea, no one can hear you scream.
A summer thriller, perfect for fans of Stephen King and John Ajvide Linqvist.
Tonight 1200 expectant passengers have joined the booze cruise between Sweden and Finland. The big old ship travels this route, back and forth, every day of the year. This time, the passengers include a lonely old woman seeking adventure, a washed-up pop star reduced to running karaoke evenings, the twelve-year-old cousins who were best friends before a family secret came between them, and the security guards who are trying to control the daily chaos on board.
But this time is going to be different.
In the middle of the night the ferry is suddenly cut off from the outside world. There is nowhere to escape. There is no way to contact the mainland. And no one knows who they can trust. Relationships are about to be tested. Ordinary people are forced to become heroes. But what happens this night can also bring out the worst in people.
Welcome aboard the Baltic Charisma.
Mats Strandberg (born 1976) is a Swedish author and journalist. Strandberg is a columnist in Aftonbladet. His debut novel was Jaktsäsong, published in 2006. His young adult fantasy novel Cirkeln, written together with Sara Bergmark Elfgren and published in 2011, was an August Prize nominee in the youth literature category.
Mats Strandberg. Wikipedia.
Photo: Swedish fantasy writer Mats Strandberg at Swecon 2012, Uppsala (Sweden). Photo author: Arild Vågen. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.