Klara Walldeen, orphaned as a child and brought up by her grandparents on a remote Swedish archipelago, is now a political aide in Brussels. And she has just seen something she shouldn’t: something people will kill to keep hidden.
On the other side of the world, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action: so dedicated to the cause that he abandoned his baby daughter to keep his cover. Now the only thing he lives for is swimming in the local pool.
Then, on Christmas eve, Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase through Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out...
Sabrina-Kate - 5 Star
What a fantastic book! The Swimmer was translated and absolutely nothing appeared to be lost by doing so. The lyrical writing style of the author remained strong and apparent throughout the story and I absolutely fell in love with the way he wrote. Every word seemed to be deliberately placed exactly where it was meant to be. I know that might sound like a strange statement to make but trust me, if you read the book you will see what I mean.
The characters were vibrant and uber realistic. The story was very fast paced and alternated quickly between scenarios and characters. I adored the fast changeovers and short chapters as it made me feel connected to every character and never lose sight of any aspect of the story that was taking place.
Every single aspect of the story involving Klara Walldeen completely drew me in. Every detail was well thought out and I never questioned any event as everything seemed to make sense and fit together well. One of my best reads this year, I would recommend this book to everyone as it is sure to please!
Thank you to Harper Collins for our review copy. All opinions are our own.
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